LAFAYETTE – An Iberia Parish consumer alleges he was burned while using a pressure cooker.
Jeremy Marcotte filed a complaint on Feb. 27 in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana, Lafayette Division against Tristar Products Inc. alleging that the pressure cooker manufacturer violated the Louisiana Product Liability Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that in December 2015, he purchased a defendant's Power Cooker six-quart digital pressure cooker. On May 19, 2016, the suit states that suddenly and without warning the lid blew off of the cooker and the contents burst out onto plaintiff, resulting in extensive and severe burns to his body.
The plaintiff holds Tristar Products Inc. responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to take reasonable care in developing, designing, manufacturing and testing a product free from defects and safe for consumer use and failed to adequately warn consumers of foreseeable dangers.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against defendant for actual damages, pre- and post-judgment interest, costs of suit and such other and further relief. He is represented by Eulis Simien Jr. of Simien & Simien LLC Attorneys and Counselors at Law in Baton Rouge.
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana, Lafayette Division Case number 6:17-cv-00322