Sunbeam Crock-Pot Recall
November 4, 2021 / Product Injury
Burned by a Sunbeam Crock-Pot? – You May be Entitled to Compensation
When you buy a product and use it as intended, you don’t expect it to injure you; too often, though, products we assume are safe fail and cause major injuries or even death. Victims may be left with high medical bills and physical and mental pain and suffering, and be unable to work. In cases like these, when someone has been harmed by using products that should have been safe, a product liability attorney can fight for compensation for the damages the defective product caused.
An example of a defective product that has harmed consumers, is the Sunbeam Crock-Pot. On November 24, 2020, Sunbeam voluntarily recalled more than 900,000 Crock-Pot multi-cookers due to a potential burn hazard. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), “the recalled Crock-Pot multi-cooker can pressurize when the lid is not fully locked.” Sunbeam states that when this happens, it “can cause the lid to suddenly detach while the product is in use, posing burn risks to consumers from hot food and liquids ejected from the product.” Sunbeam has so far received 119 reports of the lids’ detaching, resulting in “99 burn injuries ranging in severity from first-degree to third-degree burns.”
If you or a loved one has been injured while using an electric pressure cooker or other defective product, the Indiana product injury attorneys at Stephenson Rife can help you get compensation through a product liability lawsuit. Laws regarding product liability claims are complicated, and making mistakes can be costly. At this difficult time when you are trying to recover from your injuries, let us handle the legal hurdles, paperwork, and negotiations to get you the settlement you deserve. Our lawyers have successfully taken on the manufacturers and sellers of vehicles, power tools, medical devices and appliances, recreational equipment and more.
We offer a free, no-obligation consultation to discuss your individual situation and show you how we can help. There is never a fee until we win a settlement for you, so call us today at 317-680-2501 to get started.
What is Involved With the Crock-Pot Recall
The Sunbeam recall involves the Crock-Pot 6-Quart Express Crock Multi-Cooker, model number SCCPPC600-V1, manufactured between July 1, 2017, and October 1, 2018. The model number can be found on the label on the bottom of the cooker, and the manufacture date code is engraved on one of the prongs of the electrical plug as well as on the bottom of the base. The manufacture date codes are K196JN through K365JN and L001JN through L273JN. You can learn more about the recall and learn whether your Crock-Pot is included by visiting Crock-Pot Recall. Additional information on the recall may be obtained from the CPSC’s website.
How Our Lawyers Can Help with a Sunbeam Crock-Pot Lawsuit
Manufacturers, distributors and sellers of products such as Sunbeam crock-pots are required to protect consumers from harmful or defective products, or they could be held liable for injuries or deaths that result. Indiana considers strict liability when it comes to product defects, so these parties can be held liable in a lawsuit for your injuries even if they were not negligent.
Product liability lawsuits are governed by the Indiana Defective Product Act (Indiana Code § 34-20-4.). Under the law, a product is defective when:
- It has defects that a reasonable person using the product would not foresee
- It presents an unreasonable danger to people when used as expected.
Consumer product claims can be complex, and the proficiency of your lawyers and the experts we work with is crucial in the investigation and litigation phases of your claim.
When you hire Stephenson Rife, we will get to work immediately on your behalf. We will investigate the circumstances of your case, gather evidence, utilize experts, negotiate with insurance companies and their lawyers, and take your case to court, if necessary, to get you the settlement you deserve.
Damages Our Product Liability Lawyers May Win in a Sunbeam Crock-Pot Recall Lawsuit
In a successful case, our product liability lawyers may recover a compensation award, called “damages,” that covers your losses and expenses for:
- Medical and rehabilitative bills
- Lost wages and future earnings
- Physical and emotional pain and suffering.
The amount of damages would depend on the circumstances and the extent and severity of the injuries you received. The skill of your attorneys and ability to negotiate a settlement are also important factors.
Sunbeam is a large corporation with high-powered attorneys and resources to protect their bottom line and their reputation. We have the skill and financial resources to take them on.
Call Stephenson Rife today at (317) 680-2501 for your free, no-obligation consultation.