Pressure cooker accidents can happen anywhere. That’s why our firm is accepting new clients in pressure cooker explosion cases in every state. Our firm is ready to investigate a pressure cooker explosion anywhere, even if the model involved has not yet been recalled. Contact us any time to set up a free consultation. 

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What are the laws protecting consumers injured by defective pressure cookers?

CPSC consumer product safety commission

Consumer safety laws are the most important in Pressure Cooker Lawsuits and apply throughout the chain of distribution, from the manufacturers, designers, wholesalers, distributors, and everyone involved in the product’s lifecycle from production to when the customer purchases it. 

By law, manufacturers are *required* to adhere to minimum safety standards

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has an authorized list of regulations for general consumer products that all suppliers (manufacturers and importers) are obligated by law to provide with the proper documentation ensuring that the products they are selling comply with all applicable federal consumer product safety laws. For example, the General Conformity Certificate (GCC)

As stated by the CPSC: 

“Companies, including retailers, have a legal obligation to report a consumer product to the CPSC when they obtain information indicating that a product may create a substantial risk of injury to consumers, may be unreasonably hazardous or dangerous for consumers, may have been involved in a choking or “near miss” incident, or does not comply with rules, regulations, standards, or bans under the statutes enforced by the CPSC.

A manufacturer may be in the best position to have this type of information. However, a retailer with information that indicates a product may be a health or safety risk, as described above, is legally obligated to report that information immediately to the CPSC, unless they have actual knowledge that the CPSC has already been fully informed of the information.

Retailers may wish to contact the manufacturer, importer, distributor, private labeler, or others in a product’s supply chain to secure written assurances that they have fully reported a particular product to the CPSC. To protect yourself, a retailer may wish to provide a copy of the written assurances to the CPSC or they may wish to submit their own timely report to the CPSC.

Failure to report this type of information immediately and in full detail could lead to the imposition of substantial civil or criminal penalties.

More information is available, describing the duty to report products to the CPSC in greater detail.”

It is the pressure cooker manufacturer’s responsibility to ensure that products they are designing and manufacturing are free of defects and design flaws. They also must contain proper instructions for safe use.

When you purchase a product in the United States, you are protected from unexpected risk and injury associated with use of the product such as the following (but not limited to):

What other products are recalled due to product defects?

Click here to view the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission’s Recall List.

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Who is liable for a defective product, such as a pressure cooker, that causes an injury?

In short, it all depends on the case, but a consumer who has been injured by a pressure cooker explosion due to defective product design, manufacturing, transportation, poor communication / labeling of risks/dangers, and more, may have a case and should fight for the compensation they deserve. 

What types of claims can you file in a pressure cooker lawsuit?

Each court, whether it be federal or state court, has different requirements of what we can and cannot file, but it’s often best to file a “Complaint and Demand for Jury Trial”. By filing this, we are claiming the following: 


Releasing steam from a pressure cooker

Unfortunately, poorly designed or manufactured pressure cookers can explode, causing severe burns and even shrapnel injuries to anyone in the vicinity of the blast. This can occur when the lid is opened before all of the pressure in the cooker is released. 

How though? It’s nearly impossible to determine whether it’s safe for you to open the lid of a pressure cooker after it’s done cooking without the product functioning properly. When pressure cookers malfunction because of defects, they can explode and cause injury through the sudden release of built-up pressure or electrical charge.

Common causes of defective pressure cooker explosion accidents (and other accidents)- 


A few common pressure cooker injuries include:


There are a large number of explosion claims regarding some of the most popular pressure cookers on the market. These brands include: 

Brand Manufacturer
ALDI Chef’s Collection Pressure Cooker Crofton
Bella Cucina “Zip Cooker” HSN LP
Breville Fast Slow Cooker/td>

Cook’s Essentials QVC
Costway, Inc.
Crock Pot Sunbeam Products, Inc.
Crofton Crofton
Cuisinart Conair Corporation d/b/a Cuisinart
Elite Bistro 8-Quart Electric Pressure Cooker Maxi Matic USA
Fagor EZ Lock Fenca America, Inc.
Instant-Pot (Otherwise known as “Insta Pot”) Instant Brands, Inc.
Maxi-Matic Pressure Cooker Maxi Matic USA
Manttra Pressure Cooker TTK Prestige Ltd
Mirro Groupe Seb USA, Inc.
Nuwave Nuwave, LLC.
Power Pressure Cooker XL Tristar
Prestige Rise n Time TTK Prestige Limited
Presto National Presto Industries, Inc.
QVC Electric Pressure Cooker QVC
Phillipe Richards Tabletops Unlimited
Ultrex Innova Inc.
Wolfgang Puck Pressure Cooker Wolfgang Puck Enterprises, Inc.

Click here to see full Brand/Manufacturer List of Pressure Cooker Malfunction Investigation + Individual Lawsuits.

Class Actions vs. Individual Lawsuits Pressure Cookers Lawyers


While pressure cooker explosion injuries may seem ripe for class action lawsuits, in some cases individual lawsuits may be in the best interests of the injured party. 

Class Action Lawsuits

Class action lawsuits best serve injured clients when there is a large pool of victims with similar injuries. That makes for an easier time obtaining class status and can allow for a fair distribution of settlement money. But these class actions are no one size fits all. Victims with the most severe injuries aren’t always treated fairly when it comes to paying out a jury award or a settlement. 


Class action lawsuits by design are one size fits all proposals. Unfortunately, some victims have more severe injuries than others. In many cases, the victims with the worst injuries are pressured into accepting a low-ball settlement offer. They may feel pressure to take this offer so as to not upturn the other members of the class. 

With an individual lawsuit, the victim is in control. Our product liability attorneys can tailor trial strategy and negotiation tactics to an individual case and in turn obtain the best result for their client. 


Our firm is currently accepting pressure cooker explosion injury cases in every state in the country. Our firm is ready to listen to you, even if the model of pressure cooker involved has not yet been recalled.

We will help you get the compensation you deserve. What can I be compensated for in a defective pressure cooker explosion lawsuit?

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If you or a loved one has been injured by an exploding pressure cooker, contact us immediately at (954) 509-1900 to schedule your free consultation.


Pressure Cooker Explosion Lawsuit FAQs

Burn injuries range between three levels:
  • First-degree burns = only the outer layer of skin is damaged
  • Second-degree burns = the outer layer and the layer underneath is damaged
  • Third-degree burns = the deepest layer of skin and tissues underneath is damaged or even destroyed
Members of the distribution chain may still be liable even if you purchased a pressure cooker or other appliance pre-owned/secondhand.
Yes. Exploding pressure cookers can cause severe injuries, such as third degree burns, or even death to anyone nearby.
Pressure Cooker Safety Tips:
  • Check your equipment before cooking
  • Don't overfill the cooker
  • Use enough liquid
  • Take care when cooking foods that may froth
  • Don't pressure fry
  • Release pressure in a safe way
  • Clean the cooker properly after use
  • When an extremely hot liquid under pressure is depressurized suddenly, the gases contained in the hot liquid (including steam), expand extremely rapidly, causing the contents of the pressure cooker to explode when the lid is removed.

    Pressure Cooker Lawsuits – FULL Manufacturer / Brand Name List

    Our attorneys at Zimmerman & Frachtman are actively involved in the litigation and filing individual pressure cooker explosion lawsuits throughout Florida and nationwide. 

    Please see the list of pressure cooker brands and manufacturers below that our attorneys are investigating regarding malfunction as well as the risk of explosion:



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