Maxi-Matic pressure cookers linked to serious injuries

by Eric Pearson

Pressure cookers sold by Maxi-Matic have been linked to cases of severe burns and other injuries caused by the accidental explosion of these devices. Consumers who have been injured in an explosion involving a pressure cooker sold by Maxi-Matic may qualify to file a lawsuit and seek compensation for their injuries.

Maxi-Matic’s pressure cookers are sold under the brand names Elite Bistro and Elite Platinum. These products are available in a number of sizes, including 6 quart, 8 quart, and 10 quart models. The cookers are sold in a number of department stores and online retailers, including Amazon, Best Buy, Kohl’s, Sears, Target, Walmart, and Wayfair.

Lawsuits filed against Maxi-Matic have alleged that the company’s Elite Bistro and Elite Platinum pressure cookers are defectively designed, putting consumers at risk of injuries caused by accidental explosions. According to these lawsuits, the lid on the pressure cookers is designed to close the wrong way, causing the machines to pressurize during cooking without the lids being fully closed. As a result, the products can accidentally explode during cooking, which may cause severe burns or other injuries.

Product liability lawsuits filed against Maxi-Matic have alleged that the company has known about the manufacturing defects in the affected pressure cooker models for years, but has failed to take adequate steps to reduce the risk of accidental explosions or injuries to consumers. Despite online reports of problems with the machines and numerous lawsuits filed on behalf of injured consumers, recent lawsuits allege that Maxi-Matic has still failed to address the manufacturing defects that make Elite Bistro and Elite Platinum pressure cookers prone to accidental explosions.

The U.S. Product Safety Commission has also received numerous reports of burn injuries involving Maxi-Matic Pressure Cookers. However, in spite of the numerous injury reports linked to the company’s Elite Bistro and Elite Platinum cookers, Maxi-Matic has announced no plans to recall these products.

Consumers Hurt by Maxi-Matic Pressure Cookers May Qualify to File a Lawsuit

If you or a loved one suffered severe burns or other injuries resulting from an accident involving a Maxi-Matic Elite Bistro or Elite Platinum pressure cooker, you may be eligible to file a personal injury lawsuit. The first step in taking legal action is to speak with an experienced product liability attorney regarding your legal rights.

The lawyers at Heygood, Orr & Pearson have the experience and expertise to handle product liability or personal injury claims involving Maxi-Matic pressure cookers or other defective consumer products. Our firm has filed numerous product liability claims on behalf of our clients, including lawsuits against some of the biggest companies in the world.

Heygood, Orr & Pearson was founded on the principle that individuals who are harmed by dangerous commercial products, medicines, or medical devices should have their rights fully protected in a court of law. When the manufacturers of these products fail to ensure that they fully comply with federal and state safety guidelines, our attorneys believe that these companies should be held accountable in a court of law.

For more information about the product liability lawsuits filed against Maxi-Matic and to find out whether you may qualify to file a case, contact the lawyers at Heygood, Orr & Pearson for a free legal consultation. You can reach us by calling toll-free at 1-877-446-9001, or by following the link to our free case evaluation form.

by Eric Pearson

Eric Pearson is a licensed attorney and a partner at HO&P who handles commercial and personal injury lawsuits. Eric has been selected to the Super Lawyers List, a Thomson Reuters publication.