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, they still pose the risk of burning and injury due to malfunction.
The NuWave Nutri-Pot Pressure Cooker has come under scrutiny by a number of consumers who claim the product has malfunctioned and exploded hot contents, resulting in severe burns.
Pressure cookers are an efficient kitchen gadget because the cleanup and cook time is little-to-none. They operate by trapping steam within the device which not only increases the temperature of the contents, but cooks them as well. This results in about a third of the amount of time it takes to prepare a typical meal.
The Nutri-Pot comes in 6 oz, 8 oz, and 13 oz sizes with an electronic display. It boast 11 different cooking functions such as searing, warming, or a slow cooker option.
However, temperatures in pressure cookers reach well over 200 degrees so any malfunction in the device can end up causing major bodily harm.
Pressure cooker injuries have been known to cause:
- Severe burns
- Permanent scarring
- Skin graft surgery
- Property damage
Donald Douglas Depp Sr., a chef based out of Louisiana, filed a lawsuit against NuWave LLC. in 2017 after he suffered excruciating burns from his pressure cooker exploding on him.
Depp claims he followed the instructions for proper usage but even after doing so, the device exploded hot contents all over his body when he released the pressure valve. He endured months of painful and expensive medical treatment to rectify his injuries.
Depp is not the only person who has been injured by pressure cookers. NuWave LLC. is among many brands of pressure cookers that have malfunctioned and burned numerous consumers.
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.
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.
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