Johnson//Becker lawyers have represented more than 500 individuals injured by pressure cooker explosions, including injuries caused by their exploding Gourmia pressure cooker. It has been our honor to assist those individuals seek the justice and compensation that they deserve.
Gourmia Pressure Cooker Safety Claims
A 2015 YouTube video marketing the Gourmia pressure cooker started with a voiceover admitting that “pressure cooker” used to be the “two scariest words” to the home chef.
“We couldn’t help wondering,” the voiceover continues, “why, after all these years, nobody ever came up with a pressure cooker that was smart enough to take the pressure off the cook.”
It’s a bold claim, given that Gourmia was merely making its own entry into a burgeoning field of electric pressure cookers. The spokeswoman, “Beth the Chef,” assured viewers that Gourmia’s “whole new breed of intelligent pressure cookers” was special.
Beth explains: “It’s also safer, with almost a dozen safety features built into every part of the unit.” These and other features, she adds in closing, make the Gourmia pressure cookers “safer, smarter, and seriously better” than competitors.
Gourmia Pressure Cooker Explosions
Though the video skips specifics, in 2020, Gourmia’s website marketed its pressure cooker as having a “patented 12-level lid safety lock system.” Likewise, a Gourmia owner’s manual informed buyers flatly that “the lid cannot be opened until the pressure is fully released.”
Despite those claims, a woman suffered “serious and substantial burn injuries” when her Gourmia pressure cooker lid opened while still under pressure, according to a subsequent lawsuit she filed with Johnson//Becker.
In that instance, the Complaint alleges the lid came off “during the normal, directed use of the pressure cooker, allowing its scalding hot contents to be forcefully ejected from the pressure cooker.”
Gourmia Pressure Cooker Lawsuits
In 2019, one day after she purchased her Gourmia ExpressPot pressure cooker, another woman prepared to use her new appliance by reading through its instructions and learning of its safety mechanisms. After preparing a recipe for barbecue chicken, the woman was still in her kitchen when suddenly she heard a loud “boom!”
She turned to see that her Gourmia cooker had exploded, untouched, spewing hot contents all over the kitchen. The woman was spared the worst because she was on the other side of an open refrigerator door, but still sustained second-degree burns to her shoulder and arm.
A recent Complaint filed by Johnson//Becker against Gourmia’s manufacturer, Steelstone Group, Inc., alleges the pressure cookers are “dangerously defective,” and that Gourmia knew or should have known its product was potentially unsafe.
The Complaint alleges that Gourmia “ignored and/or concealed its knowledge of these defects in its pressure cookers…in order to continue generating a profit from the sale of said pressure cookers, demonstrating a callous, reckless, willful, depraved indifference to the health, safety and welfare” of its own consumers.
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Gourmia Pressure Cooker Burn Injuries
Incidents caused by defective Gourmia pressure cookers have resulted in trips to the emergency room, doctor’s offices and a long road to recovery. Victims of faulty pressure cookers have endured extreme pain, both in the moment of explosion and long after the incident, and have lost time at work, socializing, and with their families.
Potential damages that can be caused by an exploding pressure cooker include:
- First-, Second-, and Third-Degree Burns
- Doctor Visits and/or Hospitalization
- Skin Grafts
- Lost Time from Work
- Permanent Scarring and/or Disfigurement
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
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If you or a loved one has been injured by a defective Gourmia pressure cooker, you may want to speak with the lawyers at Johnson // Becker. We are actively filing new pressure cooker lawsuits across the country, and you may be entitled to financial compensation for your 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.