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Pressure Cooker Explodes and Causes Injuries

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In June of 2019, Cynthia Wallace was using her pressure cooker when it exploded. As a result of the explosion, Ms. Wallace suffered numerous thermal burns to her body. She has filed suit against NuWave, LLC, who is the manufacturer of the Nutri-Pot pressure cooker. She has alleged that NuWave misrepresented the safety of their pressure cookers.

In her suit, Ms. Wallace has claimed that NuWave markets their pressure cookers as having certain safety features. Generally, when a lid is placed on a pressure cooker, it creates a seal that allows pressure to build up in the cooker itself. To unlock the pressure cooker and remove the lid, the pressure must first be released. Ms. Wallace has alleged that the safety features marketed by NuWave included prevention of the pressure cooker from not only building pressure if the lid was not closed properly, but also prevention of the lid from being removed until all the pressure was released. As a result of NuWave's misrepresentation, Ms. Wallace has alleged her pressure cooker exploded and caused her injury.

When someone is injured or dies as a result of a product defect, financial recovery may be available. Such recovery is particularly important when permanent, life changing injuries are incurred. It is important to contact someone who understands the intricacies of the injured party's right to recover.

Abraham Watkins offers a free consultation to anyone wishing to pursue a claim for injuries that occurred as a result of a product defect.

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