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Casa Essentials 5 quart pressure cooker
Kitchen
Appliances
Pressure Cookers or Canners (412)
FAGOR AMERICA, INC.    
Casa Essentials
sa32905
670041040
8/1/2012  
201208 
Macys
California
1/1/2013 This date is an estimate
purchased a Casa Essentials pressure cooker a few years ago at Macy's. I had used previous cookers and this cooker as well without incident. I placed ingredients for stew, following instruction to not overfill the cooker, and cooked the stew for 17 minutes after it came up to pressure. After cooking I waited for about 20-30 minutes and pulled off the regulator to check for any residual pressure. There was no steam released and no sound of steam. I then opened the pressure cooker and as I did so, it exploded, and the stew contents hit my chest, neck and face which left me with first and second degree burns. I sought medical attention immediately. Apparently the locking mechanism which should have prevented me from opening the cooker while under pressure did not function. I did not have to use force to open the cooker. It opened easily.
7/20/2015
Home/Apartment/Condominium 
Injury→Injury, Emergency Department Treatment Received
Self
Male
55 years
Yes
No
No
I will send them a copy of this report.
No
Yes
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