Meyers & Flowers files five NuWave Pressure Cooker cases in Cook County
Lawsuits underline how major defects are leading to Serious Burns and Injuries across the Country
Instant Pot-style pressure cookers continue to be one of the most popular kitchen appliances on the market today with their promise of fast, easy meals. Instant Pot’s runaway success on Amazon Prime Day and Black Friday has led to shelves full of competing pressure cooker products at retail locations, on television home shopping networks, and online. However, according to five new cases filed by Meyers & Flowers, dangerous design defects and misleading marketing are putting the public at risk of serious injuries from these cooking devices, especially ones made by the Illinois-based pressure cooker manufacturer NuWave.
Led by Partner Frank Cesarone, the Meyers & Flowers team is representing clients who were severely injured and suffered second and third-degree burns when their NuWave pressure cookers exploded. These injuries are being attributed to major design defects ranging from faulty seals and gaskets to ineffective safety valves, locking mechanisms, and other product defects.
Mr. Cesarone and Meyers & Flowers, LLC recently filed five lawsuits against NuWave in Cook County, Illinois. Mr. Cesarone is aware of countless other similar incidents occurring with the Illinois-based company’s electric pressure cookers and anticipates additional future filings.
“Almost every case that we learn about and that is filed against NuWave echoes the same concerns,” said Mr. Cesarone. “Plaintiffs are following the instructions in the owner’s manual carefully, often taking the additional precautions of waiting additional time after the cook cycle has completed and then releasing any remaining steam using the device’s pressure release button when cooking. But, due to a number of defective design issues, the pressure cooker does not depressurize; instead, when unsuspecting consumers attempt to open the appliance, the lids blow off causing scalding food and liquid to spray onto unsuspecting victims. We are seeing clients with major burn injuries to the face, chest, arms, and legs that require on-going treatment, painful skin grafts, and permanent scarring."
If you have been injured by a NuWave’s digital pressure cooker, Nutripot, electric pressure cooker, or by another pressure cooker brand, you may have legal recourse. Contact Meyers & Flowers for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org, by phone at 877-221-2511 or find more information here.