The makers of the Wolfgang Puck Pressure Cooker are facing a class action lawsuit in Texas from a woman who was severely burned when it suddenly exploded boiling-hot food.
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The Wolfgang Puck Rapid Electric Pressure Cooker is a kitchen appliance that uses pressurized steam to cook food faster and more efficiently. It works by trapping hot steam inside a pot. The pressure inside the pot rises as the temperature of the food in the pot rises.
What is the Problem?
Pressure cookers are useful tools in a kitchen, but they can be extremely dangerous if they suddenly depressurize. Pressure cooker explosions typically occur when the vent is clogged — but explosions can also occur if the lid is not locked onto the pot, or it is opened early.
Pressure Cooker Explosions
When a pressure cooker de-pressurizes, it causes a steam explosion. This violent explosion occurs when boiling-hot steam expands very rapidly out of the pot — along with hot liquids and foods that stick to clothing and skin, causing catastrophic burns to any people nearby.
Texas Woman Files Wolfgang Puck Pressure Cooker Class Action Lawsuit
A class action lawsuit was filed by Tabitha W., a woman from Texas who says she was severely burned when a defective Wolfgang Puck Automatic Rapid Pressure Cooker exploded at the end of its cooking cycle. She suffered 2nd- and 3rd-degree burns when boiling-hot gumbo exploded out of the pot and landed on her skin. She accuses the manufacturers of negligence for selling a defective product.
Types of Pressure Cooker Injuries
A growing number of people have been injured by exploding pressure cookers in recent years. For example, dozens of injuries have been linked to the Tristar Power Pressure Cooker XL, according to reports submitted to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).
Some of the most serious pressure cooker injuries include:
- Burns to the face, arms, leg, and other parts of the body
- Physical disfigurement
- Hospitalization or surgery for skin grafts
- Property damage
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