Pressure cookers are meant to make life easier. Households rejoiced when it came on the market. The pressure cooker aimed to cut the time of cooking and utilize practical, more efficient methods. The cooker acts as a sealed vessel in which food cooks with some form of hot liquid. The concentrated food cooks under pressure, thus speeding up the process. Unfortunately, ill-made products can cause serious injury and damage.
At Wyatt Law Firm, we believe that you should not have to worry about your safety when it comes to using a pressure cooker. These devices should be tested for user safety. Manufacturers who fail to do so should be held accountable. Stores who stock defective products can also be held responsible for selling a device known to cause injury.
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Common Pressure Cooker Defects
Pressure cookers are cooking devices that close in food and liquid. The sealed content then cooks under pressure because there is not much room or air to slow the process. This method can be effective, unless the parts do not work the way they should.
Common pressure cooker defects include:
- The cooker's gaskets prematurely allow the pot to open during high pressure cooking
- The pot's lid does not seal properly, thus causing spills or expulsion of content
- Inadequate vent for steam, leading to explosions
Pressure cooker manufacturers should know how dangerous their product could be if not built properly. According to the National Electronic Injury Surveillance System, there are at least 39 serious injuries caused by the defective device, causing victims to seek medical attention in emergency rooms. Individuals who suffered because of their pressure cooker reported severe burns and property damage. The device can potentially cause liquid, steam, and contact burns, among other injuries.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission, taxed with protecting users from defective products, tracks the pressure cookers reported to cause injury. Some cookers include:
- Tristar Products Power Pressure Cooker XL
- Manttra Inc. Pressure Cookers
- Breville Fast Slow Cookers
- Double Insight Instant Pot Pressure Cookers
If you or someone you know has used a defective pressure cooker and has been injured because of it, contact our San Antonio product liability attorneys today.
Why Having A Comprehensive Legal Team Behind You Matters
At Wyatt Law Firm, we believe that consumers should be protected against faulty products. If a device has not been properly made or tested, it should not be on the market. We hold both manufacturers and stores accountable for defective pressure cookers. Our AV Preeminent® rated* lawyers can help you pursue your legal rights. We fight aggressively to help you receive the compensation you deserve. We are so sure in our experience and knowledge, we do not charge unless we win!
Contact our firm today to speak with one of our San Antonio pressure cooker injury attorneys We offer free consultations.
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