All six people suffered 2nd-degree or 3rd-degree burns from an explosion of boiling-hot steam, foods and liquid from pressure cookers that were purchased at ALDI supermarkets.
The pressure cooker has already been recalled, but 4 of the victims were burned after the recall because they were never warned.
The victims who was most seriously burned is a woman who was standing just a few feet away from the pressure cooker when it exploded. She suffered 3rd-degree burns covering 35% of her body.
The other victims reported burn injuries to their face, eyes, arms, and torso.
ALDI has warned consumers to stop using the pressure cooker “immediately.” The product is the Crofton Chef’s Collection 6-Quart Electric Pressure Cooker and it was sold at ALDI for about $60.
The recall covers 8,500 of the Crofton Chef’s Collection Pressure Cookers, but only 25% were returned to ALDI, according to investigators with Choice.
The group is demanding that lawmakers take action to make businesses accountable for warning consumers and getting dangerous products off the market.