Johnson Becker PLLC has filed another set of pressure cooker lawsuits against Tristar after more people were severely burned in explosions.
The lawsuits were filed on behalf of two people who were burned by the Tristar Power Pressure Cooker XL.
One of the victims is Tyrie Ellison, a man from Louisiana who suffered serious burns in April 2018. He was able to twist open the pressure cooker’s lid while it still contained a dangerous amount of pressure, which resulted in an explosion of scalding-hot food all over his body.
The other victim is Leila Stoebner, a woman from Texas who was severely burned in May 2018 as a result of being able to open the lid on the Power Pressure Cooker XL when it was still pressurized.
Both of these incidents occurred as a result of the failure of the pressure cooker’s supposed “Built-In Safety Features” which were advertised to keep a consumer safe when opening the lid.
Specifically, Tristar advertises the Power Pressure Cooker XL as having a “lid safety device” that prevents it from building up pressure if the lid is not closed properly. Additionally, the lid is not supposed to open unless all of the pressure inside the cooker is released.
Lawsuits filed by Ms. Stoebner and Mr. Ellison allege that the Tristar pressure cookers are defective because consumers can open the lid while the cooker is still under pressure. Dozens of people have been severely burned when hot food exploded out of the pressure cooker.
The first lawsuit was filed on February 25, 2019 — In RE: Ellison v. Tristar Innovative Products, Inc — Case No. 2:19-cv-00823-JFL in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.
The second lawsuit was filed on February 25, 2019 — In RE: Stoebner v. Tristar Innovative Products Inc. — Case No. 2:19-cv-00824-JFL in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.