A growing number of lawsuits have been filed by people who were severely burned when their Bella Pressure Cooker exploded due to the lid failing to lock.
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UPDATE: Bella Pressure Cookers Recalled After Dozens of People Burned
In August 2023, Sensio recalled about 860,000 pressure cookers, including the Bella® and Bella Pro Series® Pressure Cookers, due to a risk of severe burn injuries. At least 61 people suffered burns as a result of the lid failing to lock.
According to the recall: “The pressure cooker’s lid can unlock and be removed during use, causing the hot contents to unexpectedly splash out, posing a burn hazard to consumers.”
The pressure cookers were sold nationwide from September 2015 through September 2020 at stores like JCPenney, Kohl’s, Lowe’s, Macy’s, Target, Amazon.com, and more. The recall involves the following products:
|Brand||Electric Pressure Cooker Item No.||Size||Stovetop Pressure Cooker Model No.||Size|
|Bella Pro Series||90072||6-Qt|
Bella Pressure Cooker Lawsuits Claim Lid Fails to Lock
Bella Pressure Cookers and Multi-Cookers are advertised to contain a “safety locking lid” that is supposed to prevent explosions. For example, the Owner’s Manual specifically makes the following claim: “The lid will not come off when it is in the LOCK position.”
Instead, a growing number of lawsuits claim that the lid fails to lock as advertised, posing a serious safety hazard for unsuspecting consumers and their families.
Several lawsuits have been filed by people who suffered severe burn injuries when they were able to easily open the lid on a Bella Pressure Cooker when there was still a dangerous amount of pressure inside the pot, resulting in an explosion of hot food, liquid and steam.
Bella Pressure Cookers: An Overview
Bella Housewares (now owned by Sensio) is a company that manufactures a variety of kitchen appliances, including pressure cookers and multi-cookers. These Bella® pressure cookers include:
- Bella 2-Quart Multi-Cooker
- Bella 6-Quart 10-in-1 Programmable Multi-Cooker
- Bella Pro Series 6-Quart 10-in-1 Programmable Multi-CookeR
- Bella 5-Quart Pressure Cooker
- Bella 6-Quart 10-in-1 Multi-Cooker
- Bella 8-Quart 10-in-1 Multi-Cooker
What is the Problem?
Lawsuits allege that Bella pressure cookers are “dangerously defective” because the lid fails to lock as advertised. When consumers use Bella pressure cookers normally, or try to open the lid, they can potentially suffer severe burns due to an explosion of hot food, liquid, or steam.
Pressure Cooker Injuries
Pressure cooker explosions are extremely dangerous for anyone in the kitchen, but particularly children because only a small amount of hot food can burn a larger percentage of their body. The risks include:
- Severe burns (1st-degree, 2nd-degree, or 3rd-degree)
- Permanent scarring and disfigurement
- Need for skin graft surgery or debridement
- Blindness or vision loss if it hits the eyes
- Damage to kitchen walls, ceiling, etc.
Bella Pressure Cooker Lawsuit Filed in Wisconsin
In June 2022, a lawsuit was filed in Wisconsin by a woman who claims that she was severely burned by a defective Bella 6-Quart 10-in-1 Multi-Cooker (Model Number M-60B23G).
According to the lawsuit, in July 2019 she suffered “serious and substantial burn injuries” as a result of opening the lid when there was still a dangerous amount of pressure trapped inside the pot.
When she opened the lid, this caused “its scalding hot contents to be forcefully ejected from the pressure cooker” and all over her body, resulting in burn injuries.
The Bella Pressure Cooker Lawsuit was filed on June 20, 2022 in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin — Case Number 3:22-cv-00340.
Bella Pressure Cooker Lawsuit Filed in New Jersey
In May 2022, a woman from New Jersey filed a lawsuit after she was burned by a Bella 5-Quart Pressure Cooker (Model Number JY-PC20US-5P) in June 2020.
According to the lawsuit, she suffered “serious and substantial burn injuries” when she was able to open the lid when there was still pressure trapped inside the unit.
She accuses the manufacturer of selling a defective product, failing to issue a recall, and failing to warn consumers about the safety risks.
The Bella Pressure Cooker Lawsuit was filed on May 18, 2022 in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey — Case Number 2:22-cv-02888.
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