NuWave Nutri-Pot Facts
NuWave offers a holistic approach to customer satisfaction.
“Health, Safety, Quality of Life, and Environmental Awareness are more than just pretty words,” the company website claims. “They are our passion, our mission, and the meaning of our motto, Live Well for Less.”
Under the “Safety” category, NuWave continues: “Our products are designed for security and peace of mind. Each one of our products is designed with built-in safety features to virtually eliminate the risk of fire, injury or other accidents while operating our products.”
In the case of the Nutri-Pot pressure cooker, that key safety feature even has a special name, the “Sure-Lock® Safety System,” which claims to protect the consumer from the super-heated and pressurized contents. Johnson//Becker clients say defects with that safety system have turned Nutri-Pot’s supposedly advanced lid-locking design into a dangerous liability.
NuWave Nutri-Pot Safety Claims
As a NuWave spokeswoman excitedly says in one QVC segment:
“You load [the Nutri-Pot] with what you’re gonna cook. You lock it down, simply enough. It’s got a great lid on this. Now this new lid on here gives you a little whistle. You know when that lid is open. It tells you. You lock it. It has a Sure-Lock [Safety] System. Once this is locked down, it is locked down. You don’t have to worry about pressure cookers blowing up or anything like this.”
The Nutri-Pot owner’s manual spells out the safety features behind its Sure-Lock® Safety System, one which is supposed to latch in place at three separate points. The Nutri-Pot will not pressurize unless the lid is locked, the manual states, and the lid cannot open while the contents are still pressurized.
However, dozens of Johnson//Becker clients injured in similar accidents say Nutri-Pot’s lids can be opened while still under pressure, spewing contents well above the boiling point onto unsuspecting customers.
NuWave Nutri-Pot Explosion Lawsuits
On behalf of one recent client, Johnson//Becker alleges NuWave’s claims of a groundbreaking safety system are not only exaggerated, but “flatly wrong, and put innocent consumers… directly in harm’s way.”
The company “failed to adequately test” its Nutri-Pot pressure cookers, the lawsuit alleges, and “failed to warn and place adequate warnings and instructions” on its devices and in its manuals. These and other failures meant Nutri-Pots were “defectively designed and placed into the stream of commerce in a defective and unreasonably dangerous condition for consumers.”
NuWave’s financial success should not come at the expense of injured customers. Our law firm has represented dozens of Nutri-Pot customers seeking compensation for their injuries including medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, scarring and other negative impacts related to the incident caused by their exploding Nutri-Pot.
NuWave Nutri-Pot Burn Injuries
Johnson//Becker is aware of dozens of injuries caused by malfunctioning NuWave Nutri-Pot devices.
Incidents caused by defective NuWave Nutri-Pot devices have resulted in trips to the emergency room, doctor’s offices and a long road to recovery. Victims of faulty NuWave Nutri-Pots 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
Damage inflicted by NuWave Nutri-Pots is not just superficial or financial. One woman worried she would lose her reputation as a diet expert if the public learned she had injured herself cooking. One client was nervous even to go near her stove and experienced depression following her injury. Another woman said the permanent scarring sustained from a Nutri-Pot burn made her hesitant to start dating again.
NuWave Nutri-Pot Pressure Cooker Litigation Guide
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She Feared Old Pressure Cookers, but it Was a NuWave NutriPot That Burned Her
G.O. remembers her grandmother’s old fashioned stovetop pressure cooker, and how nervous it made her. Any time the cooker was in use, G.O. kept a wary eye on it.
The new generation of electric pressure cookers was supposed to take all that jittery uncertainty out of the equation. G.O. received her NuWave pressure cooker as a gift, and one she appreciated at first.
“I thought it was awesome,” G.O. says. “The first time I made firecracker chicken, it was quick, juicy, and good. It was everything everybody said, convenient and easy.”
A later attempt at making the same dish went horribly wrong. After the timer went off, G.O. manually released the pressure repeatedly to ensure the NuWave was no longer under pressure. She knew that, according to the manufacturer’s instructions, she would not be able to open it if the unit was still pressurized.
As G.O. went to turn the lid, it exploded off, spewing its scalding contents into the air and all over G.O.. Hot liquid pooled G.O.’s shirt and bra and against her skin.
“That’s when I realized how bad it really was,” G.O. says.
Within 10 minutes, her shock wore off and the pain of her burn became intense. She went to a hospital, where a nurse asked for G.O. to assess her pain.
“I remember saying, I know y’all want me to say a 10 out of 10, but it’s more like 30 or 40,’” G.O. says. “I was shaking, it was so bad.”
The treatment for G.O.’s injuries was also extremely painful. She went through so many bandages and wrapping material recovering from her injury that she and her husband could not find any within a 25 mile radius.
Though she worked a desk job, G.O. found returning to work also hurt. Just sitting and typing at a computer was difficult. She had trouble sleeping.
“Mentally, it messed me up in a bad way,” G.O. says.
A friend who heard G.O.’ story said they had heard of a pressure cooker explosion happening to someone in Oregon months before. She learned that people who had been similarly injured retained a lawyer to file suit against manufacturers.
“That product is not supposed to do that, it’s supposed to be a safe product,” she says.
When G.O. learned no local lawyers had experience handling cases like hers, she started online research that eventually led her to Johnson//Becker. In her subsequent lawsuit against NuWave, G.O. and her attorneys highlight the sheer number of safety claims NuWave has made, including in its owner’s manual and in marketing. In one appearance on QVC, a presenter referenced a so-called “Sure-Lock System” and said:
“Once this [lid] is locked down, it is locked down. You don’t have to worry about [the] pressure cooker blowing up or anything like this.”
Around Christmas time last year, G.O. was walking through a Walmart when her shopping companion gestured to an aisle in the home goods section.
G.O. saw a row of pressure cooker after pressure cooker. She didn’t even want to walk down it.
“I used to bake and cook a lot,” she says. “Since the accident, I haven’t cooked in three years. I wouldn’t even drain pasta water. I’m scared.”
NuWave Nutri-Pot Lawsuits Filed by Johnson//Becker
Though each NuWave Nutri-Pot case has its own facts and details, our law firm has repeatedly found what we are alleging are the same flaws in design and manufacturing leading to customer injuries.
Below is a list of just some of the more recent lawsuits our lawyers have filed against NuWave Nutri-Pot’s manufacturer. Please feel free to review the complaints to learn more.
- A Michigan woman whose NuWave Nutri-Pot exploded in August 2021, after she had owned it for more than three years.
- A July 2021 lawsuit on behalf of a Tennessee customer burned by a Nutri-Pot in August 2020.
- A February 2021 lawsuit on behalf of a North Carolina woman.
- A May 2022 lawsuit on behalf of a Florida woman.
Will my NuWave Nutri-Pot Lawsuit be Handled Individually or as Part of a Class Action Lawsuit?
Johnson//Becker will handle and file your case individually, giving your case the individual care and attention you deserve. Our lawyers feel strongly that it is not in our clients’ best interest to file or join a class action lawsuit for two reasons. First, class actions are designed to address damages that are usually economic in nature, not personal injuries, the severity and effect of which will vary from person to person. In other words, what is a fair resolution in one case may not be a fair resolution in another case. In addition, in a class action, the control and decision-making process is consolidated with one “Class Representative”, who oversees making decisions for everyone in the class. If that Class Representative is not you, someone you have never met and who has no incentive to put your best interests first will get to make the decisions that will affect your case.
Finally, we feel strongly that it is in our client’s best interest to file an individual lawsuit, as class action lawsuits in product liability personal injury cases typically result in far lower settlements. At Johnson//Becker, PLLC our goal is to maximize compensation for our clients, and for this reason we only file individual lawsuits.
Questions About a NuWave Nutri-Pot Lawsuit? Contact a Johnson//Becker Lawyer Today for a Free Case Review.
If you or a loved one has been injured by a defective NuWave Nutri-Pot pressure cooker, you may want to speak with the lawyers at Johnson//Becker. We are actively filing new NuWave Nutri-Pot lawsuits across the country, and you may be entitled to financial compensation for your defective pressure cooker 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.