Have You Been Hurt By a Defective Pressure Cooker? Here’s What You Need to Know.

Many people across the country have purchased Instant Pots and other pressure cookers of that nature, such as Phillipe Richards, NuWave, Cuisinart, and more. Though these are effective, quick means of making delicious foods, pressure cookers are proving, more and more, that they are unreliable, and, in the worst cases, incredibly unsafe. If you are someone who has been injured by a defective pressure cooker, you may be entitled to financial compensation. Please read on and reach out to our experienced Washington D.C. personal injury attorneys to learn more about how we can help you through the claims process ahead.

How are pressure cookers dangerous?

Pressure cookers generally have a safety valve designed to let steam out and notify the user when their meal is done/safe to take the lid off. Unfortunately, these valves have proven defective in some cases. If you prematurely remove the lid at the direction of a defective pressure cooker, you may be subjected to an explosion of extremely hot contents that can cause serious burns.

There have also been cases reported where seals, lids, gaskets, or locks were defective, resulting in similar injuries. Many pressure cookers have been recalled for such defects, such as the Gem 65 8-in-1 Insta Pot multicooker. If you believe you have an injury case, you should absolutely consider your legal options going forward.

How can I sue a company for a defective product?

You may be able to file a product liability lawsuit for a design defect. However, to win such a lawsuit, you must prove that there was a safe, more economically feasible means of designing the product. This is oftentimes easier said than done, which is why you must retain the services of a knowledgeable Washington D.C. personal injury attorney. Ensure you do not throw away the defective product, as we can use it as evidence to prove your personal injury claim.

Finally, you should note that every state has a statute of limitations in place that dictates the amount of time you will have from the date of the incident to take legal action against the party responsible. The statute of limitations in Washington D.C. for personal injury claims is three years. Do not wait any longer, for if you do, you will most likely be barred from suing. We are ready to help you recover the compensation you deserve. All you have to do is ask.


The experienced personal injury and medical malpractice attorneys at Trombly & Singer, PLLC are prepared to represent clients facing legal matters after being injured due to another person’s negligence. If you require strong legal representation in Washington D.C. or Maryland, contact our firm today to schedule a consultation.