Wal-Mart Sued Over Consumer's Pressure Cooker Burns

Law360, New York (September 26, 2014, 4:33 PM EDT) -- A Sam's Club customer has filed a product liability lawsuit against Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and a kitchen appliance manufacturer over second- and third-degree burns she suffered on her face and neck because of a defective pressure cooker.

Plaintiff Juillet Kofa filed a lawsuit Tuesday in Pennsylvania federal court against Wal-Mart Stores Inc., manufacturer Grupo Vasconia S.A.B. and Lifetime Brands Inc. The lawsuit alleges a defect in a pressure cooker sold under the Lifetime Brands name caused her permanent injuries that required surgery and skin grafts.

The lawsuit says Kofa purchased the pressure cooker in the summer of 2012 from a Sam's...

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