Multi-Cooker/Pressure Cooker Max-Fill Line Product Defect – Class Action Investigation
Chimicles & Tikellis LLP is investigating a potential class action against makers of multi-cookers or pressure cookers following reports that some of these products have maximum fill lines and other markings that are not accurate. Specifically, recent reports indicate that pressure cookers with inner bowls that have markings reading “cups”, “liters”, “quarts”, or just “max” may actually not be accurately placed on the inner bowl.
These non-pressure max/full markings are reportedly too high to be used for pressure programs and, especially when combined with recipes that expand (such as a pea soup or a chili), it is very likely that food could be trapped into the safety systems in the lid and compromise their functionality. The result is that consumers overfill their cookers with food contents, which can cause forceful ejection of the cooker lid and its contents during use of the pressure feature. A number of personal injuries have already been reported due to this issue.
If you have experienced an explosion or ejection of your pressure cooker lid and food contents and believe it was because the maximum fill line was improperly placed, please contact the lawyers listed below.