According to the lawsuit (PDF), Plaintiff Soumia Sedrati was using a Philippe Richard Pressure Cooker (model number YPC 2055C) as directed to cook dinner on Sept. 24, 2017. When she turned around to clean her kitchen, the pressure cooker lid blew off unexpectedly, “… allowing its scalding hot contents to be forcefully ejected from the pressure cooker and onto Plaintiff,” the complaint states.

Sedrati was rushed to The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, where she spent two days undergoing emergency treatment for her injuries, which included “… burns to her back, buttocks, upper extremities and lower extremities,” according to the lawsuit. 

Plaintiff alleges that the Philippe Richard Pressure Cooker was defectively designed, and that it failed to work properly in preventing the lid from blowing off during routine use, and that Carson, CA.-based Tabletops Unlimited, Inc., doing business as TTU, manufactured a defective pressure cooker that is unreasonably dangerous.

Sedrati is requesting a jury trial and compensation for all damages incurred as a result of her injuries. The lawsuit was filed on September 18, 2019, in the Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles, Central District.

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