Crock-Pot Recalls Almost One Million Pressure Cookers Due to Defective Lids
Because of the potential burn risk, the popular Crock-Pot 6-Quart Express Crock Multi-Cookers have been pulled from the market, a decision made by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. Nearly one million devices in total were recalled. The products showed a high liability risk for consumers, which is why the team at Peter Angelos Law urges you to reach out to our product liability attorneys if you have obtained a burn or other injury from a Crock-Pot pressure cooker.
Crock-Pot Pressure Cooker is Discovered to Pressurize Even While Not Fully Locked
According to the CPSC, “The recalled Crock-Pot multi-cooker can pressurize when the lid is not fully locked. This can cause the lid to suddenly detach while the product is in use, posing burn risks to consumers from hot food and liquids ejected from the product.”
The CPSC announced a recall of approximately one million 6-quart Crock-Pot pressure cookers after this defect was discovered. Specifically, pressure cookers manufactured between July 2017 and October 2018 and sold at Walmart, Target, Amazon and other retailers were included in the recall.
Product Manufacturer Received 99 Reports of Crock-Pot Lid Detachment-Related Burns
Electric home appliance company Sunbeam Products, owner of Crock-Pot, received 119 total instances of their pressure cooker lids suddenly detaching while pressurized. These instances resulted in 99 total injuries. These injuries ranged from moderate to severe, covering burns ranging from the first to third degree. Consumers who own and use their Crock-Pot 6-Quart Express Crock Multi-Cookers have been advised to stop using their pressure cooker immediately and instead reach out to Crock-Pot for a free replacement lid.
The Baltimore Product Liability Attorneys at Peter Angelos Law are Actively Taking Cases
If you or a loved one received burns from a Crock-Pot 6-Quart Express Crock Multi-Cooker after the lid became detached while pressurized, know that you are not alone and that you may be eligible to receive compensation for your injuries. Contact the Baltimore product liability attorneys at Peter Angelos Law today to request a free consultation or call 410.649.2000.
Information in the article was sourced from United Press International (UPI). Click here to read UPI’s full press release on the matter.