pam cooking spray the common in millions of us kitchens linked to dangerous explosions and major burns
Pam Cooking Spray has been used by home cooks for decades, but Meyers & Flowers is warning consumers and home cooks the convenient pantry staple’s defective can design combined with petroleum-based propellants is linked to serious burns and kitchen fires across the U.S.
Recently filed cases in Ohio and Connecticut illustrate the danger:
- In one case, a can of Pam located on a shelf above the stove, unexpectedly vented. As the contents poured down over the stove’s surface, they ignited seriously burning an Ohio woman leaving her with significant burn injuries on her face, chest and hands.
- In another instance, the can of Pam was set on the counter next to the stove. Once again, the can suddenly depressurized releasing its contents across the stove and causing a fire which led to serious burns, physical deformities and major scarring to a Connecticut woman.
Highly Flammable Propellants, Dangerous Can Design
The cooking spray has been sold in supermarkets since the late 1950s. Developed as an alternative to traditional cooking oils, the canola oil-based product was developed to be sprayed into skillets, pans and on griddles before sautéing or cooking anything from meats and eggs to vegetables and pancakes.
What many people do not realize is that Pam Cooking Sprays contain highly flammable petroleum-based ingredients such as isobutane and propane, which are used as propellants. Additionally, the design of the can is defective due to a series of malfunctioning vents located at the bottom of the product, which opened when exposed to much lower temperatures than defined by industry standards for the container.
Many Pam users are unaware that these cans are prone to over pressurization which may lead to the can exploding and spraying flammable contents on to a stove. These prudent and sensible consumers are simply cooking with the product as it was intended to be used without knowing they are risking hurting themselves or their families.
ConAgra Foods, the maker of Pam Cooking Spray, knowingly placed the cooking product in a can with defective venting and then over-pressurized the cooking product. The company has failed to accurately label and warn consumers of the extremely dangerous aerosol ingredients that when exposed to temperatures above 120 degrees can cause catastrophic injuries. These inadequate warnings are putting millions of Americans at risk when they are simply cooking a meal.
If you or a loved one have been injured when cooking with Pam Cooking Spray, Meyers & Flowers can help. Contact us to explore your legal options, we can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 877-221-2511.