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Dangers of Pressure Cookers Heating Up

03/1/2018
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A public-relations nightmare has bubbled up around the age-old appliance known as the pressure cooker. All it took was a plot twist in the popular NBC television drama This is Us. The beloved matriarch of the show, Jack Pearson, played by actor Milo Ventimiglia, apparently was done in by a […]

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Pressure Cookers & Injuries — A Long History

02/14/2018
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The modern-day version of the pressure cooker dates to 17th-century France. Invented by Denis Papin, a physicist noted for working the steam power, the “steam digester” increased water’s boiling point, resulting in faster cooking times. The product’s history continues through World War II, when it helped feed U.S. troops, and […]

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Dangerous Pressure Cookers Causing Severe Injuries

02/7/2018
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Our firm recently has taken on cases of serious burns and other horrific injuries caused by cooking with a 1940s kitchen standard—the pressure cooker. Tristar’s Power Pressure Cooker XL is marketed as being a safe, but explosions are sending consumers across the country to the hospital when defective safety locks […]

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Are EpiPens Friend or Foe?

12/1/2017
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7 Deaths Associated With Medical Device EpiPens exist to save lives or stave off severe allergic reactions to drugs, foods, insect bites and other causes of anaphylaxis. They are pocket-sized cylindrical devices that, in case of an episode, quickly can be uncapped and injected into the outer thigh for near-instant […]

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