October 9, 2017 — Six people who were seriously burned when their Power Pressure Cooker exploded have filed the 1st group lawsuit against Tristar Products, Inc.
Tristar Products, the “As Seen on TV” company, is facing at least 20 individual lawsuits and class actions from dozens of people throughout the United States who were burned by the Power Pressure Cooker.
The lawsuits accuse Tristar of selling a dangerous pressure cooker. The problem is that the Power Pressure Cooker XL was advertised to have “safety features,” including a locked-on lid that will not open before all of the pressure is released from the pot.
Unfortunately, many people were injured because they opened the lid while there was still pressure inside the pot, resulting in an explosion of hot food.
The spokesman for Tristar promises that the lid will not come off before all of the pressure is released. He says:
“People worry that the lid might come off. It won’t. The lid on the Power Pressure Cooker XL can only come off if there’s no pressure left inside the pot. And remember, if there is pressure present inside the pot, the lid will stay securely closed so you don’t have to worry.”
Unfortunately, despite this advertising claim, dozens of people in the U.S. have been severely burned when they were able to rotate and open the lid of the Power Pressure Cooker XL before it was safe.
The result was devastating burn injuries from an explosion of boiling-hot food, liquid, and steam at temperatures up to 250ºF.
Here is a list of the 6 victims who filed a group Lawsuit (PDF) against Tristar Products for burn injuries caused by the Power Pressure Cooker XL:
- Kenneth C., a man from Arkansas who was burned by an exploding Pressure Cooker XL in July 2017
- Joshua H., a man from South Carolina who was burned by an exploding Power Pressure Cooker XL in January 2017
- Destinee M., a woman from Texas who was burned by an exploding Power Pressure Cooker XL in August 2017
- Kerrie S., a woman from California who was burned by an exploding Power Pressure Cooker XL in June 2017
- Brandon S., a man from Michigan who was burned by an exploding Power Pressure Cooker XL in May 2017
- Jarrod T., a man from Michigan who was burned by an exploding Power Pressure Cooker XL in October 2017
The lawsuit was filed by attorneys for Johnson-Becker, PLLC and Anapol Weiss on September 19, 2017 in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas (1st Judicial District) — In Re: Kenneth Christian, et al. v. Tristar Products Inc. — Case ID: 170902183.
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