As if this holiday season was not already a stressful time, over 900,000 crockpots have been voluntarily recalled from the consumer market just in time for Thanksgiving.
Sunbeam Products issued the voluntary recall of its Crock-Pot 6-Quart Express Crock Multi-Cookers due to a potential burn hazard. If you own one of these Crock-Pots and plan to use it for your holiday meals, you may want to think twice.
Exploding Crock-Pot Lawsuits Already Filed
Johnson // Becker, PLLC is a nationwide products liability law firm with experience representing victims of Crock-Pot Express pressure cooker lawsuits.
The firm represents over 200 clients who have been severely burned by exploding pressure cookers, including dozens of clients who were injured by the Crock-Pot branded “multi-cookers” or “pressure cookers”. Johnson // Becker has already filed multiple Crock-Pot lawsuits alleging that Sunbeam Products, Inc., the manufacturer of the Crockpot Express, misrepresented the safety of their pressure cookers.
Michael K. Johnson, founding partner of Johnson // Becker, PLLC stated,
“Although we are pleased that Sunbeam finally recalled its dangerous and defective pressure cooker that has severely burned so many unsuspecting consumers, we will keep filing lawsuits to hold them accountable in Court until they fairly compensate our clients for the injuries and harm that they have caused. In addition, we will keep representing victims of exploding pressure cookers until all pressure cooker manufacturers with defective and unsafe pressure cookers make the decision to recall their pressure cookers as well.”
Please see prior Crock-Pot lawsuit news – Johnson // Becker, PLLC Files Six Lawsuits Against Crock-Pot After Defective Pressure Cookers Cause Injuries
Details on Crock-Pot Recall
On November 24, 2020, Sunbeam Products, Inc., of Boca Raton, Florida, in conjunction with the U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) announced a nationwide recall of certain Crock-Pot 6-Quart Express Crock Multi-Cookers.
In the Crock-Pot recall announcement, the manufacturer stated, “Sunbeam Products has received 119 reports of lid detachment, resulting in 99 burn injuries ranging in severity from first-degree to third-degree burns.”
According to the CPSC, the recalled Crock-Pot multi-cooker can pressurize when the lid is not fully locked. This can cause the lid to suddenly detach while the product is in use, posing burn risks to consumers from hot food and liquids ejected from the product.
This is not the first time a pressurized cooking appliance has been the cause of major household damage or injury. As mentioned above, Johnson // Becker represents over 200 clients who have been severely burned by exploding pressure cookers.
Crock Pot Explosions Can Cause Serious Burn Injuries
Crock Pot pressure cookers as well as others have caused a number of horrifying injuries to users just trying to prepare a quick meal with easy cleanup. The Crock-Pot 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 / defective design.
Many people have been injured by scalding hot contents exploding onto their face, neck, shoulders and body. The pressure is so intense, it can even cause 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.
Crock-Pot Pressure Cooker Injuries
Below is a list of potential injuries that may be caused by an exploding Crock-Pot pressure cooker.
- Severe burns
- Permanent scarring
- Skin graft surgery
Learn More About The Crock Pot Recall
The lawyers at Johnson // Becker, PLLC exclusively handle injury cases, with an emphasis on national products liability litigation, including cases involving burn injuries from defective pressure cookers.
To learn more about Johnson // Becker’s already filed Crock-Pot explosion lawsuits, please visit our law firms main web page for pressure cooker lawsuits by clicking the following link: https://www.johnsonbecker.com/product-liability/pressure-cooker-lawsuit/.
Do I Have a Crock-Pot Lawsuit?
If you or a loved one has been injured by a Crock-Pot pressure cooker, you may want to speak with the lawyers at Johnson // Becker. We are actively filing new Crock-Pot lawsuits across the county and you may be entitled to financial compensation for your burn injuries.
We offer a Free Case Evaluation. Please contact us using the form below or by calling us at (800) 279-6386. We would be honored to speak with you and respond promptly to every inquiry we receive.