Tristar Power Pressure Cooker XL Explosion
Our product liability attorneys have handled many Power Pressure Cooker XL burn injury claims. In fact, our firm filed one of the first lawsuits ever filed against Tristar Products for burn injuries caused by an alleged defective Power Pressure Cooker XL. That lawsuit was filed in Federal Court in Miami, Florida.
If you were injured by a defective pressure cooker, you could have a claim against the manufacture of the pressure cooker, or anyone who sold the product. Call a pressure cooker product liability attorney at the Law Offices of Jason Turchin at 800-337-7755 or submit your case information online for a free consultation. We handle product liability claims throughout the US, as both lead counsel and with local counsel.
The Power Pressure Cooker XL is sold throughout the United States, including in Kohls, JC Penney, Sears, Costco, Walmart, and through the internet. It is sold through infomercials and is one of the most widely used pressure cookers on the market. Unfortunately, there have been many reported injuries. Our pressure cookers have handled more pressure cooker injury claims than most firms in the country.
According to Tristar, the Power Pressure Cooker XL is designed to create delicious & healthy meals in 30 minutes or less. They say to simply set the timer in the morning and have a tender & flavor-rich meal ready when you come home. Tristar claims that the Power Pressure Cooker XL has "Built-in Safety Features" and is "Fully Automated".
Unfortunately, however, there have been multiple reports that the safety lock does not work properly. Victims reported that the pressure stopped coming out and then the cooker lock still opened and caused boiling hot liquid to spray all over the consumer. The pressure cooker was still pressurized even though the steam stopped coming out. Several lawsuits have been filed against Tristar Products and the manufacturers for product liability to recover money damages against them for injuries caused by allegedly defective pressure cookers.
Government Complaint Filed For Power Pressure Cooker XL Burn Injury
Over the past couple of years, our clients have filed several complaints with the US Consumer Product Safety Commission reporting the issues they had with the Power Pressure Cooker XL. There have been several reports filed against them alleging similar injuries and complaints.
If you were injured by a Power Pressure Cooker XL, call a pressure cooker lawyer at the Law Offices of Jason Turchin today for free consultation at 800-337-7755. Our pressure cooker attorneys have handled several claims on behalf of victims burned and severely injured by the Power Pressure Cooker XL.
The Power Pressure Cooker XL is one of the most widely used pressure cookers on the market. We've been investigating this product for several years now and represent numerous victims injured as a result of the Power Pressure Cooker XL.
Types of injuries from the Power Pressure Cooker XL
Burn injuries - The most common type of injuries we see as a result of the Power Pressure Cooker XL are severe burn injuries. The Power Pressure Cooker XL reportedly heats up liquid to a boiling temperature and when this pressure cooker explodes, it could severely injure the user.
Scars - Many victims injured by an exploding Power Pressure Cooker XL have reported scars and discoloration of the skin months or even years after the burn injury.
What is causing the Power Pressure Cooker XL to explode?
There are many unanswered questions at this point as to why Tristar's Power Pressure Cooker XL has exploded time and time again. Through investigation, we found that Tristar may have used several different Chinese manufacturers to produce their product. Tristar appears to have acted as a distributor of these products. One Chinese manufacturer advised that Tristar may have used the same model plate on the exterior of the pressure cooker manufactured by different Chinese companies, making it difficult for even the Chinese manufacture to tell whether it was their product or one manufactured by different Chinese company.
One Chinese manufacture even requested that one of our victims unscrew the bottom of the pressure cooker so they can look at the wiring inside to determine whether it was their wiring or not.
Tristar has not disclosed what is actually causing the pressure cookers to explode. So far, we've determined that Tristar may have used several different manufacturers over the past few years to manufacture the Power Pressure Cooker XL. There may be several possible design defects, as well as potential manufacturing defects.
What complaints are victims making against the Power Pressure Cooker XL?
Lid not locking - Several victims have complained that the pressure cooker appears to finish cooking, with no steam coming out any longer. When the user goes to unlock the lid of the pressure cooker, it still turns and causes pressurized contents to explode from the pressure cooker. The pressure cooker, however, is allegedly supposed to have a safety mechanism in place to prevent the lid from opening if the contents are still pressurized.
Contents explode during cooking - Several users have complained that the pressure cooker has exploded during actual use, without the user actually touching the pressure cooker. This may happen if the lid is not secured and sealed, for which the power pressure cooker should not turn on in the first place unless completely sealed.
What can you recover if you make a claim for injuries sustained by the Power Pressure Cooker XL?
Each state has different laws as to what damages you may recover. Generally, you may be entitled to get money for the following:
- Pain and suffering
- Medical expenses
- Future medical care
- Lost wages
- Loss of earning capacity in the future
- Copayments and out-of-pocket expense reimbursement
- Repayment of any health insurance lien
- Reimbursement for the cost of the pressure cooker
Who can you sue if you were injured by the Power Pressure Cooker XL?
Depending on your state's product liability laws, you may generally sue Tristar products who distributed the product, the store where you bought the product, the manufacturer of the product, and generally most companies in the chain of commerce.
Attorney referral and cocounsel of a Tristar Power Pressure Cooker XL case
Our product liability attorneys often get referrals or cocounsel with other lawyers in Power Pressure Cooker XL claims and other product liability claims. If you are an attorney who represents a victim of the Tristar Power Pressure Cooker XL and would like to refer the case to our office, or to cocounsel with our office, call a pressure cooker attorney today at the Law Offices of Jason Turchin at 800-337-7755. We pay cocounsel fees.
How do you get paid for handling a Tristar power pressure cooker claim?
Our product liability attorneys work on a contingency fee. That means you do not have to pay us any money out of pocket for handling the claim. We only get paid if you recover money for your injuries. We waive our fees and costs if there is no recovery.
How can I make a claim for injuries as a result of the Power Pressure Cooker XL?
To make a claim against the Power Pressure Cooker XL, call a product viability attorney at the Law Offices of Jason Turchin today for a free consultation. You can call us during the day, after hours, on weekends and holidays at 800-337-7755, or feel free to submit your case information online or through our online chat.
Florida power pressure cooker XL lawyers
Our Florida pressure of the lawyers I've handled several personal injury claims on behalf of victims injured in Florida by the Power Pressure Cooker XL.
Where can you buy a power pressure cooker XL?
The power pressure cooker XL can be bought directly from Tristar's website, and through other major stores and distributors, including Kohls, Bed Bath and Beyond, JCPenney, Costco, Walmart, Sears, and many others.
Our experienced product liability lawyers have handled many types of pressure cooker injury claims, so call today for a free consultation if you were hurt by a product.
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