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Los Angeles Pressure Cooker Explosion Lawyer

Injured in a Pressure Cooker Accident? We’ve Got Your Back.

Pressure cookers are known for their convenience factor, as they allow people and families to get dinner on the table quickly. Unfortunately, their design is inherently dangerous; they are only able to cook food so quickly by building up an enormous amount of steam. When pressure cookers are defective, they may explode due to this buildup of pressure and cause serious burns, blindness, amputation or other injuries.

Were you injured in a pressure cooker accident? If so, you likely have grounds to file a lawsuit against the designer, manufacturer and/or retailer. Our Los Angeles pressure cooker explosion lawyers at Shoop | A Professional Law Corporation are skilled in advocating for those injured by defective products. With over 35 years of experience and a proven track record, we will fight hard to recover compensation for the full amount of your damages.

Learn more about your options with the help of a Los Angeles pressure cooker explosion attorney. Call (866) 884-1717 for a free consultation.

Can a Pressure Cooker Explode?

The potential for a modern pressure cooker to explode is often dismissed as a myth; however, defective pressure cooker explosions are a very real danger. Just because today’s pressure cookers have more safety features than those from the 1950s, such as multiple safety valves, that does not mean they carry no risk of injury at all.

Modern pressure cookers have exploded and been the subject of federal recalls due to various defects, including but not limited to:

  • Faulty seals and gaskets
  • Defective steam venting
  • Defective safety valves and pins
  • Failure to warn consumers of potential safety hazards

If any of the above defects are present, pressure can easily build up in the cooker and cause it to explode. Typically, this results in burns to the face and body so serious they require intensive medical care.

About Pressure Cooker Explosion Lawsuits

Those injured in pressure cooker accidents and explosions have a right to compensation. Yet many do not realize they have been the victim of someone else’s negligence. They may believe they made a simple mistake, that the accident was their own fault.

Our Los Angeles injury attorneys have found that many of these accidents are rooted in a product defect, as mentioned. Those who profit off these pressure cookers have a responsibility to ensure their products do not endanger others. If you were injured, you may have the chance to hold the at-fault party responsible, recover compensation for your injuries and be part of the push to get the defective cooker off the market.

We urge those injured to reach out to our firm. Remember, you do not have to wait until a product is recalled to seek justice.

Pressure Cooker Recalls: Are Pressure Cookers Safe?

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has recalled various pressure cookersin recent years:

  • Breville
  • Crockpot
  • Instant Pot
  • Manttra
  • Rena Ware
  • Ultrex-Brand
  • Welbilt

It is likely that other manufacturers may have pushed defective pressure cookers to market, as well. There have also been cases in which retailers have sold recalled pressure cookers to consumers, completely disregarding their safety for profit.

Other pressure cookers that may have the potential to explode include:

  • Aldi
  • Brentwood
  • Costway
  • Cuisinart
  • Farberware
  • Insignia
  • Megachef
  • Power Pressure Cooker XL
  • Presto
  • Tristar

In response to the many reports of injury, designers and manufacturers have tried to implement additional safety features to prevent pressure cooker explosions. This includes automatic lid locks, pressure release valves, anti-block vents, automatic pressure control and automatic shutoffs. Sadly, it seems companies did not sufficiently test these new and “improved” products, as pressure cooker accidents and explosions still occur.

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An increasing number of consumers have reported injury due to pressure cooker explosions. If you are among these individuals, we’ll fight tooth and nail for your rights. Our trial team refuses to settle for anything less than what our clients deserve.

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