Pressure cookers are handy in the kitchen, but they occasionally explode and burn anyone nearby with hot food. In recent years, injured victims have filed lawsuits against Tristar Products, Walmart, Crock-Pot, Bed Bath & Beyond, and more.
Need a Texas Pressure Cooker Lawyer? Collen A. Clark is a true advocate for his clients and is passionate about helping Texans that have been injured or wronged. If you or a loved one was injured or burned by an exploding pressure cooker — even if your pressure cooker has not been recalled yet — you should contact our lawyers immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a lawsuit.
UPDATE: Crock-Pot Pressure Cooker Recalled After 99 Burn Injuries Reported
In November 2020, Sunbeam Products recalled nearly 1 million Crock-Pot Express Pressure Cookers after 99 burn injuries were reported. There were also 119 reports of the lid detaching during use. The recall involves the Crock-Pot® 6-Quart Express Crock Multi-Cooker (Model Number SCCPPC600-V1). They were sold from July 2017 through November 2020 at Walmart, Target, Amazon, and other stores nationwide.
What is the Risk?
Some of the most common pressure cookers linked to injuries include:
- Bella Pressure Cookers
- Tristar Power Pressure Cooker XL
- Maxi-Matic Pressure Cooker
- Instant Pot
- Crock Pot Pressure Cooker
- Bella Cucina “Zip Cooker”
- NuWave Pressure Cooker
- Philippe Richard Pressure Cooker
- Ninja Foodi Pressure Cooker
Types of Pressure Cookers
Our lawyers are also investigating lawsuits involving the following pressure cookers:
- 3-Squares Tim3 Machin3 Cookers
- ALDI Crofton Chef’s Collection
- Alcan Pressure Cookers
- Bella Cucina “Zip Cooker”
- Breville Fast Slow Cookers
- Cook’s Essentials
- Crock-Pot Pressure Cooker
- Crofton Chef’s Collection Stainless Steel Pressure Cookers
- Double Insight Instant Pot Pressure Cooker
- Elite Bistro 8-Quart Electric Pressure Cooker
- Fagor America Cookers
- HSN Bella Cucina Zip Cookers
- HSN Ultrex Pressure Cookers
- Instant Pot (also called the “Insta-Pot”)
- Manttra Pressure Cookers
- Maxi-Matic Pressure Cookers (Maximatic)
- Nattork Electric Pressure Cooker
- Nutrex Pressure Cookers
- Philippe Richard
- Power Pressure Cooker XL
- Prestige Smartplus Stainless Steel Pressure Cooker
- QVC Electric Pressure Cooker
- Tower Pressure Cookers
- Tristar Products — Power Pressure Cooker XL
- Tabletops Unlimited Cookers (Philippe Richard)
- Tower Pressure Cooker
- Wolfgang Puck Pressure Cooker
- Welbilt Electronic Pressure Cookers
- And more
Texas Woman Files Pressure Cooker Class Action
In August 2017, a class action lawsuit was filed by a woman from Texas who suffered severe burn injuries when her Wolfgang Puck Pressure Cooker exploded boiling-hot food onto her skin.
ALDI Recalls Crofton Chef’s Collection Pressure Cookers
In 2017, ALDI stores recalled certain Crofton Chef’s Collection 6L Stainless Steel Pressure Cookers because the lid could unlock unexpectedly during cooking and violently eject hot food or steam, causing burn injuries to anyone standing nearby.
Power Pressure Cooker XL Lawsuits
Tristar Products, Inc., the “As Seen on TV” giant, has been hit with a growing number of lawsuits from people who were injured by the Power Pressure Cooker XL.
One of the first lawsuits was filed in June 2015 by a woman in Texas who was severely burned and permanently scarred by hot pinto beans that exploded out of her pressure cooker.
According to the lawsuit (PDF) :
“Approximately two hours after unplugging the cooker, suddenly and without warning, the lid blew off of the cooker, and the pinto beans burst out of the cooker onto Mrs. Vasquez, resulting in extensive and severe burns to her body.”
Later that month, another lawsuit (PDF) was filed by a woman and her husband who suffered 2nd-degree burns when their pressure cooker exploded (Case No. 1:15-cv-22364).
Can I Join a Class Action Lawsuit?
The Clark Firm, LLP is nationally recognized as a class action law firm in Texas, but our lawyers are not filing a class action. Instead, we are filing individual lawsuits for people who were burned or injured by exploding pressure cookers.
About Class Actions
Class actions are great when a lot of people have similar legal claims — especially when the cost of filing a lawsuit is more than the payout each plaintiff is seeking. If compensation is awarded, everyone in the class action shares equally.
Why Our Law Firm is Filing Individual Lawsuits as Opposed to a Class Action
For people with severe injuries, joining a class action can have disadvantages. They may have to accept “low-ball” settlements or higher attorneys’ fees. Class actions improve efficiency, but they are not designed to maximize compensation for individual plaintiffs with very severe injuries.
Instead of a class action, our lawyers are filing lawsuits against companies that sell defective products. We focus on helping our clients seek compensation for their pain and suffering, medical expenses, permanent injuries, and more.
Need a Pressure Cooker Lawyer in Texas?
Collen A. Clark is a true advocate for his clients and is passionate about helping Texans that have been injured or wronged.
Collen’s amazing success in the courtroom and well known dedication to his clients has earned him the recognition of his peers as one of The Top Trial Lawyers in Texas.”
The Clark Firm has assembled a team of trial lawyers with more than 100 years experience, participation in over 600 jury trials and $260 million in verdicts and/or settlements. Please use the form below to contact our lawyers for a free case review.