Claim $72.50 Voucher Power Pressure Cooker Class Action Settlement

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Who is a Class Member

Class members in the Power Pressure Cooker Settlement are defined as all “purchasers in the United States who bought Pressure Cookers manufactured, supplied, marketed, sold and/or distributed by the Defendant between March 1, 2013 and January 19, 2018.”

The exact Power Pressure Cooker’s included in the settlement are:

Model Number on Back of Unit Name on Face Plate
PPC770 Power Pressure Cooker XL
PPC770-1 Power Pressure Cooker XL
PPC780 Power Pressure Cooker XL
PPC780P Power Pressure Cooker XL
PPC790 Power Pressure Cooker XL
PCXL/PRO8 Power Pressure Cooker XL Pro
PC-PRO8 Power Pressure Cooker XL Pro
YBD60-100 Power Cooker Express
PC-WAL1 Power Cooker
PC-TR16 Power Cooker
PCXL/PRO6 Power Pressure Cooker XL Pro
PCXL/PRO6 (Date Code 1442) Power Pressure Cooker XL
PPC771 Power Pressure Cooker XL
PPC772 Power Pressure Cooker XL
PPC772P Power Cooker Plus
PPC773 Power Pressure Cooker XL
PC-WAL2 Power Cooker
PC-WAL3 Power Cooker
PC-WAL4 Power Cooker

 

If you don’t qualify for this settlement, check out our database of other class action settlements you might be eligible for.


Estimated Award

  • $72.50 Credit Voucher + Extended Warranty

Class members who submit a valid and timely claim form can receive:

  • Extension of the original warranty through the date ending one year after the settlement effective date; and
  • $72.50 credit redeemable towards one of the following products:
    • Power Cooker, a 10-qt. pressure cooker – Model No. PC-WAL4
    • Power Air Fryer XL, a 5.3-qt. air fryer – Model No. AF-530
    • Copper Chef XL Precision Induction Cooktop Set, consisting of induction cooktop, 11” deep dish casserole pan with glass lid, fry basket, steam rack, 10” round pan with glass lid, and recipe book

Proof of Purchase

  • Along with contact information, claimants will need to provide the following information for each Power Pressure Cooker purchased:
    • Estimated Date of Purchase
    • Model Number on Back of Pressure Cooker
    • Name of Pressure Cooker on Face Plate
    • Proof of purchase such as a receipt or invoice, or a picture of the manufacturer’s identification plate from the back of the product

Claim Form

  • class action lawsuits

Power Pressure Cooker Settlement Notes

  • Chapman, et al. v. Tristar Products, Inc. & Pinon et al. v. Tristar Products, Inc.
  • Case No. 1:16CV01114
  • Pending in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio

In 2016, two nationwide class action lawsuits were brought against Tristar, alleging certain models of the company’s Power Pressure Cookers were defective because they could be opened while dangerous levels of pressure remained in the units, causing liquid to erupt and injure consumers. Specifically the plaintiffs claim that these defects include the following:

  • the Pressure Cooker may suddenly release steam while being opened
  • the Pressure Cooker lid may be able to be moved while under pressure, contrary to the Owner’s Manual representation
  • the pressure relief valve may inaccurately indicate that built-up pressure has escaped the Pressure Cooker
  • there is a faulty gasket that may allow the lid to open despite the presence of significant built-up pressure
  • the Pressure Cooker does not properly seal
  • the Pressure cooker can develop pressure when the lid is only partially, or is improperly closed, contrary to the Owner’s Manual representation

Tristar denies all claims and allegations but agreed to settle to avoid the uncertainty of continued litigation.

Complete details are provided in the Settlement Agreement. The Settlement Agreement and other related documents are available on the Power Pressure Cooker Settlement website.

Class members who wish to exclude themselves or object to the terms of the Power Pressure Cooker Settlement must do so by June 4, 2018. Class members who wish to submit a claim form must do so by July 4, 2018.


Important Dates

  • 7/4/18: Claim Form Deadline
  • 6/4/18: Objection or Exclusion Deadline
  • 7/12/18: Final Hearing at 9:00 am ET* (class members do not need to attend this hearing in order to receive a slice of the settlement pie).

*Settlement Class Members who wish to speak at the hearing should check www.PowerPressureCookerSettlement to confirm that the date or time of the Hearing has not been changed.


Contact Information

  • Power Pressure Cooker Settlement, c/o Heffler Claims Group, PO Box 58580 , Philadelphia, PA 19102-8580
  • Phone: 844-271-4784

Class Counsel


Settlement Website

13 COMMENTS

  1. I bought the Power Pressure Cooker XL 790 back in 2016 not really sure of the date, so I received a card in the mail about it, that’s why I’m commenting on this, so far no problems but want to know if something did happen after the claims have been settled with the people that have been injured and the lawsuit the date is no longer good to file a claim.

  2. I bought three Power Pressure XL’s and received no postcards. I ordered directly from the company itself. I received NO postcard much less three postcards.

  3. After the deadline, does that mean they have become safe? I’m being facetious, be seriously, why a dealine?? This thing could still kill me…

  4. I purchased a Power Pressure XL a couple of years ago for my son. His wife decided not to use it because it took more than an hour to pressurize the first time. They just now told me. I never received anything about a Class Action Lawsuit. Any chance I could file a claim at this late date since I was not notified.

  5. I have heard nothing of this settlement until this past month when trying to purchase accessories for my cooker, the company informed me that they no longer are selling accessories due to the stop production but if i submit 25 dollars and pay to ship my cooker to them they would replace it. I wasnt told there was a settlement found out by searching on line myself that the lawsuit is the reason the cooker can’t be replaced. Can someone please tell me why I have to pay shipping AND 25.oo replacement to receive my fair replacement for the cooker I’m using. In all fairness i own the cooker and shouldnt have to pay to replace something they are ordered to pay for, i dont mind paying 1 or the other but I’m getting double whammied having to pay both, i already paid for the product once this is effectively forcing me to pay to replace a faulty item, seems unfair to me as a good faith customer.

  6. Because people…the voucher is meant to be used to purchase another one. Not compensation per say. And I bought THREE. $159 each. Over two years ago. Mine has the bad model number too. I bought an Instant Pot. I still use my 10qt XL. The freakin Instant pot is confusing for me. I just used my xl last night. I live the thing. The pressure will NEVER take longer than 10 minutes. If it goes longer, you dont have enough liquid in it. I just live it. The pressure release valve lost its white. I added a silver dot and have the placement memorized. A year ago I purchased another lid. The little SILICONE do hickey kept coming off and they sent replace that. I never recieved a single notice and I bought 3 through the xl website. Shame on them. I would gladly send mine in for a replacement. But I wouldnt pay the $25. Greedy company.

  7. I was not aware of the settlement until I went looking for a replacement part. Now I see that the settlement time has expired. Is there an extension? What do I do with my Electric Pressure Cooker model PPC770?

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