The Philippe Richards pressure cooker is made by TableTops Unlimited, a manufacturer of non-electric household items based out of California.
Unlike electric pressure cookers, the Philippe Richards is a manual pressure cooker that sits atop the stove to build up heat. The lid is held tight in place by a clamping mechanism which is secured snugly into a rubber ring (or seal) around the lip of the pot. This is supposed to keep steam from escaping as the contents build pressure.
Pressure cookers operate by trapping steam which both increases the temperature and cooks the contents inside. This results in about a third of the amount of time it takes to prepare a typical meal. Temperatures in pressure cookers reach well over 200 degrees– any deviation from intended use can end up causing major bodily harm to anyone in the vicinity.
Malfunctions within the Philippe Richards design have caused a number of consumers to experience severe burn injuries from steam or contents exploding.
Many users online have reported the seal used to prevent liquid from spilling out fails after a few uses. This not only is an inconvenience for the user, but puts them in danger of the device exploding. Some users reported explosion that caused burning or injury. Others have reported after the faulty explosion, liquid contents spilled deep into their electric stove and ruined it causing property damage.
Philippe Richards Pressure cookers are sold in major nationwide stores such as Kohl’s, Walmart, JC Penny, and online retailers such as Amazon.
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.
Pressure Cooker Injuries
- Severe burns
- Permanent scarring
- Skin graft surgery
- Property damage
Should you contact a pressure cooker lawyer?
If you or a loved one has been injured by the Philippe Richards 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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