Can an Instant Pot Explode?
In short, yes, Instant Pot’s affected models can explode. The company marketed its product as safe to use, but many unsuspecting consumers found this was untrue and sustained serious injuries. Although only the IP-DUO60 V2 is confirmed to contain the defects, all Instant Pot products purchased before October 2017 are potentially dangerous to consumers. The safety mechanisms that failed in the defective units could also characterize their other models, and it’s better to stay away from all their products until they’re properly investigated.
Which Instant Pot Model Was Recalled?
The affected model, the IPDUO60 V2, has safety mechanisms that were designed to prevent overpressurization and keep the lid of the unit secure during operation. However, the components were defective upon entering the market, which caused the appliance to build up pressure and expel its hot contents onto innocent consumers. Their mistake caused many injuries, including serious burns that required the victim to seek medical treatment. Instant Pot has since recalled this product, but that doesn’t excuse the severity of their mistake.
How Likely Is It for a Pressure Cooker to Explode?
Pressure cookers, along with all other kitchen appliances, aren’t supposed to cause injury to their user. In most cases, the products you buy from shelves are safe to use for their intended purpose, but negligence can result in a dangerous product. When companies fail to properly safety test their product before it ends up in the hands of consumers, Morgan & Morgan is here to hold them accountable.
Why Are Instant Pot Products Dangerous?
Instant Pot products were marketed to consumers as safe to use for their intended purpose. Unfortunately, this was not the case, and many innocent individuals have endured painful injuries as a result of their negligence. Although they may not have used the defective components on purpose, proper safety testing would have discovered the error and saved their customers from harm. The company led their customers into a false sense of security, which is unacceptable when there are product liability laws that protect you from such unethical behavior.
How Can an Attorney Help?
Instant Pot marketed their product as having “safety mechanisms” that would prevent the unit from over-pressurizing and prohibit the user from opening the lid during use. While this may have worked in theory, the safety components were defective upon entering the market and resulted in traumatic injuries for unsuspecting consumers. You were told that the product you purchased contained these safety measures, so why should you have to endure the expense of their mistake and shoddy craftsmanship?
By teaming up with an experienced attorney, you can fight for the compensation you need to heal. Our attorneys have years of experience in product liability cases and can ensure your restitution won’t be devalued by a third party.
How Much Is My Case Worth?
While these defects are specific to the IP-DUO60 V2 model, anyone who purchased an Instant Pot product in or before October 2017 is at risk for injury. You shouldn’t have to fear your kitchen appliances, and our attorneys are determined to hold the manufacturer accountable for putting you through this traumatic experience. If you’ve been injured by your defective pressure cooker, you can expect to recover:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering damages
- Punitive damages
The true value of your case will depend on the circumstances surrounding your situation, but you can rest assured that our attorneys won’t settle for less than you deserve. Pain and suffering damages are often difficult to prove in liability cases, but our attorneys have proven experience and will fight tirelessly for the full value of your injuries.
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In the most difficult moments of your life, Morgan & Morgan is ready to stand up for you. Instant Pot endangered thousands of innocent consumers by offering a false sense of security, and they should be held accountable to the fullest extent of the law for their negligence. Our attorneys are ready and eager to enforce the rights that protect you and to fight for the full value of the compensation you deserve.
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