February 16, 2023 — A man from Indiana who was burned by an Instant Pot Pressure Cooker has filed a lawsuit against the manufacturer for selling a defective product.
The lawsuit was filed by Joshua Lee S., a man from Richmond, Indiana, who suffered “serious and substantial burn injuries” on January 17, 2021 from an Instant Pot Duo Nova 80 Pressure Cooker.
The incident occurred because he was able to easily twist open the pressure cooker’s lid while the pressure cooker was still under pressure, “allowing its scalding hot contents to be forcefully ejected from the pressure cooker and onto Plaintiff,” the lawsuit alleges.
He blames his injuries on the failure of the pressure cooker’s supposed “Built-In Safety Features,” which did not actually lock the lid until it was safe to open. According to his lawsuit:
“Defendant’s representations about “safety” are not just misleading, they are flatly wrong, and put innocent consumers like Plaintiff directly in harm’s way.”
He is seeking compensation for his injuries, economic losses, and pain and suffering sustained as a result of using the pressure cooker.
The Instant Pot Lawsuit was filed on January 3, 2023 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana (Indianapolis Division) — Case Number 1:23-cv-00005-RLY-TAB.
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