Fagor pressure cookers are very popular among consumers because of their convenience and efficiency in preparing large meals in a short amount of time. However, despite safety measures in recent years, pressure cookers still pose the risk of burning and injury due to explosions and other forms of malfunction.
The company Fagor is a major appliance and European cookware brand that manufactures pressure cookers. Their electric pressure cooker comes with many safety features, such as a self-locking lid that is intended to keep steam from escaping the unit, but has come under scrutiny for malfunction for injuring consumers using their product.
Pressure cookers are a useful and efficient kitchen gadget that are popular among many novice and experienced chefs alike. One of the many benefits of the pressure cooker is it traps steam within the unit and increases temperature while cooking the contents at the same time. This results in about a third of the amount of time it takes to prepare a typical meal. However, pressure cookers reach temperatures of over 200 degrees and if they malfunction, can cause anyone nearby to sustain serious burns.
Multiple lawsuits have been filed by individuals who experienced injuries in their kitchen from using pressure cookers that have exploded.
In early 2017, an experienced chef filed a lawsuit in the state of Louisiana after he suffered 2nd and 3rd degree burns from a pressure cooker malfunctioning in his household. The device he was using indicated the pressure valve was safe to release. As he did so, the contents exploded across his body which resulted in months of medical treatment and debt.
Pressure Cooker Injuries
- Severe burns
- Permanent scarring
- Skin graft surgery
- Property damage
Fagor is among many brands of pressure cookers that have malfunctioned, exploded and burned a number of unsuspecting consumers.