The Crock-Pot name is well-known for its slow cooking capabilities, but it also has a variety of pressure cooker options as well. However, these devices may explode and cause injury and burns to those nearby.
Known as a multi-cooker, the Crock-Pot Express is an electric kitchen appliance that comes in 4, 6, and 8-quart sizes and different stainless steel options. They range anywhere from $70 to $110 online and are sold in major retail stores nationwide.
In addition to low and high pressure, the multi-cooker has slow cooking, steam, and brown/sauté options.
Pressure cookers have caused many horrifying injuries to users just trying to prepare a quick meal with easy cleanup. Pressure cookers work by trapping steam in the device to thoroughly cook the contents inside.
When the food is finished cooking, the device lets steam out through a slow release nozzle. However, if steam escapes before the device has stopped cooking, this can result in major and sometimes catastrophic events.
The problem with pressure cookers is any slight error can cause major issues. Pressure cookers have been known to explode due to cracks in the sealing ring, ambiguous instructions, clogged valves, missing parts, and faulty design.
Many people have been injured by scalding hot contents exploding onto their face, neck, shoulders and body. The pressure is so intense, it even causes property damage. In some incidents, the contents have ended up on the ceiling or splattered across the kitchen, broken the stove and anything in the vicinity of the explosion.
Our law firm is currently representing a number of individuals who have been injured by pressure cookers. To read more about pressure cooker lawsuits, click here.
Pressure Cooker Injuries
- Severe burns
- Permanent scarring
- Skin graft surgery
Should you contact a pressure cooker lawyer?
If you or a loved one has been injured by the Crock-Pot Express Pressure Cooker, you may want to speak with the pressure cooker lawyers at Johnson // Becker. We are actively filing new pressure cooker lawsuits across the county and you may be entitled to financial compensation for your burn injuries.
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