Our defective product injury lawyers handle cases for victims of Power Pressure Cooker XL explosions.
The harm caused by these exploding pressure cookers can be devastating and lead to significant hospitalization, medical care, and permanent injuries. Anyone injured by a Power Pressure Cooker XL should contact our office immediately so that we can start our investigation of your case.
What is the Power Pressure Cooker XL?
You may have learned about the Power Pressure Cooker XL from a television commercial (Seen on TV) or from a friend. The product is made by Tristar Products Inc. and is sold in large department stores like Walmart, Target Sears, and Bed, Bath, and Beyond. The product sells for around $ 100.00 depending on the size of the cooker and on the retailer.
This stainless steel cooking device is touted for its ability to cook meals to perfection and easy clean up. Some ads boast its capability of cooking a meal 70% faster than a conventional oven and its simple technology.
How does the Power Pressure Cooker XL Work?
The pressure cooker has an air tight lid that locks heated steam inside. The high pressured environment then forces liquid and pressure into the food creating an intense flavor.
This device seems to be easy to use, inexpensive, and a great way to cook meals for an entire family. However, there have been numerous repeated serious injuries alleged to have been caused by pressure cooker explosions.
Why do Power Pressure Cooker XLs Explode?
One explanation for pressure cooker explosions is that they allow pressure to trap inside them with no way of seeping out our escaping the appliance. This causes significant pressure inside the product. When the lid is opened, this pressure can cause the food to explode onto the consumer.
Other causes of the exploding cooker injuries include alleged faulty parts and other defects.
The danger is heightened when cooking certain types of foods, as evident by many of the injury reports. Consumers are often preparing foods such as beans and collard greens when their pressure cookers explode, due to the expanding and contracting nature of these foods.
What Types of Injuries are caused by Exploding Pressure Cookers?
Injuries reported from pressure cooker explosions are primarily burns from the hot contents in the cooker. Primarily, these burns occur on the face, arms, chest, and torso of the consumer. Serious injuries to the eyes can also happen from an explosion.
These injuries are often serious and can lead to hospitalization, extensive medical care, plastic surgery, and permanent disfigurements.
Can I file a Lawsuit for Injuries Caused By a Power Pressure Cooker XL Explosion?
Several lawsuits have already been filed by consumers harmed by pressure cooker devices.
For example, a Florida woman filed a lawsuit against Tristar Products after the Power Pressure Cooker XL exploded onto her, leaving her with second-degree burns and now permanent scars. She claims the device's safety mechanism should have prevented her from opening the pot if the pressure had not been released yet.
Lawsuits against Tristar Products, in general, allege that the company sold a defective product and failed to warn consumers about the serious hazards of the cooker. Lawsuit allegations include that:
- Tristar was negligent in designing, manufacturing and testing the pressure cooker – especially since there were “safer alternative designs” available.
- The pressure cooker fails to prevent the “sudden and unexpected explosion” of the cooker’s contents, even when the consumer uses the product according to the instructions.
- Tristar failed to provide proper and adequate warnings and instructions with its pressure cooker
- The materials used in the cooker were not suitable for this type of product and use.
- Tristar knew or should have known that the Power Pressure Cooker XL was not fit for use
What type of Compensation Can I get in a Pressure Cooker Lawsuit?
Dangerous and defective product lawsuits seek two primary types of damages. First, the lawsuits seek compensation for the pain and suffering, fright and shock, scarring and disfigurement, and other types of non-economic claims. The suits also seek compensation for medical bills and lost wages.
In many states, the injury victim can seek punitive or exemplary damages against the product manufacturer. These awards can be substantial. However, some states do not allow these damages. Other states have caps, or limits, on the amount of money that can be awarded in a products liability lawsuit, regardless of the seriousness of the harm or injury.
What To Do After Your Power Pressure Cooker Explodes
The most important thing to do is get prompt medical care and attention. If possible, take photographs of the appliance as soon as possible after the explosion, as well as the contents that exploded out of the unit.
Also, make sure that you preserve the cooker without making any changes to it after the incident so that it can be inspected by an expert for product defects. These things will give you the best chance of winning your lawsuit and receiving a settlement.
Are There Time Limits For Filing Cook's Essentials Pressure Cooker Lawsuits?
Yes, all states have statutes of limitations for filing lawsuits. The time deadlines vary from state to state so it is important that you contact an experienced defective products attorney as soon as possible after the incident. This will prevent you from missing deadlines that might limit your ability to sue the manufacturer or retailer that sold you the product.
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