Due to multiple reports of crock pot explosions involving the Sunbeam Crock-Pot Express Pressure Cooker, a class action lawsuit has been filed by an injured plaintiffs who suffered from severe burn injuries.
SunBeam, the parent company of Crock-Pot, recalled about a million 6-Quart Express Crock Multi-Cookers due to a burn hazard. In total, 914,430 crock pot express cookers, sold in the United States and Canada, were manufactured between July 2017 and October 2018, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).
The Crock Pot Express allegedly exploded and sent boiling hot food into the air, resulting in painful and serious burns that may cause a permanent injury. Attorneys are investigating claims that the Sunbeam pressure cooker is dangerous and defective, and should be recalled.
The explosion purportedly occurred because the Crock-Pot Express model has a faulty pressure-release valve which inaccurately indicates when the lid is safe for consumers to open. Users have also reported a defective pressure cooker gasket that allows the lid to be opened while the pot is still pressurized.
Joe Lyon is an experienced consumer product liability lawyer reviewing lawsuits related to Faulty Pressure Cookers and burn injury accidents.
Crock Pot Explosion Accidents
Consumers have filed lawsuits following serious burn injuries and scarring. Among reviews for the product on Amazon.com, five users reported in 2018 that they were injured by unexpected kitchen explosion accidents.
The suit seeks damages for a failure to warn consumers about alleged design defects and about the safety and quality of the pressure cookers. The Crock-Pot Express lawsuit has been filed against Sunbeam Products and Newell Brands. Other defective crock pot and pressure cooker defect cases have been filed against the following companies:
- Tristar Products—Power Pressure Cooker XL
- Cuisinart Pressure Cookers
- Instant Pot Gem Multicookers
- Alcan Pressure Cookers
- Breville Fast Slow Cooker
- Maxi-Matic Cookers
- Instant Pot Smart 60
- Manttra Pressure Cookers
- HSN Pressure Cookers
- Tabletops Unlimited Cookers
- Wolfgang Puck Worldwide Cookers
- Double Insight Instant Pot Pressure Cooker
- Welbilt Electronic Pressure Cookers
- Prestige Pressure Cooker
- Nuwave Cookers
Crock Pot Burn Injury Lawsuits
Crock pot and pressure cooker manufacturers have a duty to properly test their products before they are released to the public. If defective crock pots and resulting pressure cooker accidents cause burn injuries, consumers and plaintiffs may consider legal action.
Burn injury settlements in kitchen appliance accidents can compensate injured plaintiffs and force negligent and unscrupulous companies to properly warn consumers of their product risks in the future.