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Larger cooker of Fagor Rapida 5-pc Pressure Cooker Set
Kitchen
Appliances
Pressure Cookers or Canners (412)
FAGOR AMERICA, INC.    
Fagor Rapida
Rapida
8L RR25 ORE25 1.05bar
n/a
 
n/a 
www.COSTCO.com
Unspecified
9/29/2010
My two-year-old Rapidia pressure cooker exploded (seal broken).

There are two reasons why I want to report this incident. First, I believe that the cooker wasn't designed properly. Its safety valve should have prevented the incident to happen by releasing the steam pressure, or a stronger seal needs to be used.

Second, I believe there is a design flaw in the location of the safety valve which is bundled together with the normal steam outlet. This design can prevent people from telling if the steam is from the normal outlet or the safety release valve. Because of the design flaw, it's very hard for most users to tell the difference between steams released from the safety valve and from the normal valve. As a result, it'd be impossible for most users to tell when the safety valve is open and when to remove the heat from the cooker. If the steam is out from the safety valve, users would be able to identify the problem in time and remove the heat to avoid the explosion.
1/20/2013
Home/Apartment/Condominium 
Incident, No Injury
Self
Male
49 years
Yes
No
No
I reported the incident to the manufacturer. I sent the info they asked from me to [REDACTED] never heard from them again.
Yes
N/A

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