nuwave pressure cooker defects linked to serious burns and injuries across the country
Pressure cookers are one of Amazon’s top sellers and will be used countless times over Thanksgiving as well as being given as gifts during the holiday season. Many of us will plug in a pressure cooker to make a quick turkey soup from leftovers or use one to conveniently feed a houseful of guests while they watch the game. However, according to Meyers & Flowers, dangerous design defects are putting us at risk of serious injuries from these cooking devices, especially ones made by the pressure cooker manufacturer NuWave.
The Meyers & Flowers team is currently representing clients who were severely injured and burned when their NuWave pressure cookers malfunctioned due to faulty seals and gaskets, ineffective safety valves and locking mechanisms as well as other major design deficiencies.
A filed NuWave case outlined how a plaintiff followed the instructions in the owner’s manual carefully, giving her food time to cook and cool as directed and even taking the additional precaution to release any remaining steam using the device’s pressure release button. Nevertheless, due to a number of defective design issues, the device did not depressurize, and the lid did not remain locked as it should have.
The result: scalding food spewed out of the pressure cooker, spraying the plaintiff and her daughter causing serious burns to their arms and chests. NuWave’s design defects have led to numerous injuries like these in kitchens all across the country.
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 & Flower for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org, by phone at (877) 221-2511 or find more information here.