The Mirro brand pressure cooker is an aluminum alloy device that comes in various quart sizes.
Unlike electric pressure cookers, Mirro is a simple device that sits atop a stove to build up heat. The lid is held tight in place by a clamping mechanism which is secured snugly to the top. It comes with safety features such as a removable self-sealing gasket and safety fuse, but does not guarantee impunity from harm.
Malfunctions within the design have caused a number of consumers to experience severe burn injuries from steam or contents exploding.
Pressure cookers are an appealing kitchen device because the cleanup and cook time is little to none. They operate by trapping steam which increases both the temperature and contents inside.
This results in about a third of the amount of time it takes to prepare a typical meal. However, temperatures in pressure cookers reach well over 200 degrees and any malfunction in the device can end up causing major bodily harm to anyone in the vicinity.
Injuries associated with pressure cookers:
- Severe burns
- Permanent scarring
- Skin graft surgery
- Property damage
Mirro is among many brands of pressure cookers that have a defective design that brings harm to anyone near the device when it explodes.
Should you contact a pressure cooker lawyer?
If you or a loved one has been injured by a defective 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.
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.