Cuisinart Hit With Suit Over Exploding Pressure Cooker

Law360 (August 3, 2018, 7:26 PM EDT) -- A South Dakota woman who says she was sprayed with scalding chili because of a defective lid lock on her Cuisinart pressure cooker has filed a proposed class action against the appliance company in Connecticut federal court.

Shelly Wicklund said in her complaint Thursday that she was burned by an explosion of food after she opened the lid of a pressurized CPC-600 series Cuisinart pressure cooker because of defects in a lid-locking mechanism that the company had claimed would make such an accident impossible.

“The defect poses a serious and immediate safety risk to consumers and the public and has caused...

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