Since 2017, federal safety officials have reported approximately 100 incidents of consumers who have suffered from severe burns after the lids of Sunbeam Crock-Pot Multi-Cookers became unattached. Consumers suffered burn injuries ranging from first-degree to third-degree when they were sprayed with the scalding hot contents within the pressure cooker. Sunbeam was aware of and responded to many of these complaints, yet did nothing to warn consumers. The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) reported that the Sunbeam Crock-Pot recall on November 24th, 2020, impacted the 6-Quart Express Crock Multi-Cookers. The recalled crock pots may continue to pressurize when the lid is fully locked, causing the device to explode. The recall of the Sunbeam crock pots has impacted nearly 1 million products sold by retailers across the country. The devices manufactured by Sunbeam Products, Inc. were sold throughout the United States between July 1, 2017 and October 1, 2018. They are marked with model number SCCPPC600-V1 and date codes K196JN through K365JN and L001JN through L273JN. They were distributed for sale at Walmart, Target and other retail stores nationwide and online at Amazon and other online retailers from July 2017 through November 2020. Pressure cookers are designed to allow the contents to reach temperatures over 250 degrees, with massive amounts of pressure built-up inside that can be extremely dangerous if the device is used incorrectly or poorly designed.
Burg Simpson is currently representing a client who was scalded and suffered from severe burns when her Sunbeam Crock-Pot exploded in June of 2019. If you or someone you know was injured by the malfunction of a Sunbeam Crockpot, please contact Burg Simpson.