Philippe Richard Pressure Cooker Background
The modern electric pressure cooker is vastly more popular than its stovetop predecessor, though some home chefs still opt for the traditional method.
The traditional method comes with a vastly lower price tag. The Philippe Richard brand of stovetop pressure cookers retails for less than $30 on the Walmart website, a fraction of the cost of its electrified competitors. Thrifty buyers should beware, however, that Philippe Richard Pressure Cooker explosions have caused burn injuries to unsuspecting users.
Philippe Richard Pressure Cooker Litigation Guide
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Philippe Richard Pressure Cooker Explosions
According to its owners manual, the Philippe Richard Pressure Cooker is not only safe to operate, but equipped with so-called “triple safety features.” That phrase refers to a pressure regulator, a “safety lock,” and a sealing ring. Combined, these elements are supposed to ensure the unit effectively vents steam and automatically locks while under pressure, protecting users from the scalding hot contents inside.
These features can fail, as painfully discovered by numerous Johnson//Becker clients whose pressure cookers exploded through no fault of their own. In some instances, users were attempting to remove the lid of their Philippe Richard Pressure Cooker when it exploded. In others, they tried to lift and move the cooker; in some cases, burn victims were simply unlucky enough to be standing nearby when the explosion occurred.
Philippe Richard Lawsuits
Johnson//Becker clients allege their injuries are the fault of Tabletops Unlimited, Inc., manufacturer of Philippe Richard Pressure Cookers, and that the risk of a pressure cooker lid opening – or exploding off – before it depressurizes is the result of design and manufacturing flaws.
The stovetop pressure cookers were put on the market “in a defective and unreasonably dangerous condition for consumers,” according to one recent lawsuit filed by Johnson//Becker. By refusing to fix defective Philippe Richard Pressure Cookers or remove them from the market, Tabletops Unlimited “generated a substantial profit from the sale of its pressure cookers, demonstrating a callous, reckless, willful, depraved indifference to the health, safety and welfare” of its customers.
Philippe Richard Pressure Cooker Burn Injuries
Incidents caused by defective Philippe Richard 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
Damage inflicted by Philippe Richard Pressure Cookers is not just superficial or financial. One couple had to avoid their favorite hobby, gardening, as they recovered from burn injuries. Due to her scars, one woman felt uncomfortable in the dress she had picked for her upcoming wedding, which she then postponed. Another woman scarred by her burns felt “disgusting” when she returned to work, and soon quit her job.
Philippe Richard Pressure Cooker Lawsuits Filed by Johnson // Becker
Though each Philippe Richard Pressure Cooker 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 Tabletops Unlimited. Please feel free to review the complaints to learn more.
- An April 2022 lawsuit against Tabletops Unlimited by a Missouri woman.
- A November 2021 lawsuit filed on behalf of a Missouri woman injured in 2016.
Will my Philippe Richard Pressure Cooker 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 Philippe Richard Pressure Cooker? Contact a Johnson//Becker lawyer today for a free case review.
If you or a loved one has been injured by a defective Philippe Richard pressure cooker, you may want to speak with the lawyers at Johnson//Becker. We are actively filing new Philippe Richard pressure cooker 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.