ORLANDO — A Lakeland couple is suing Macy's, alleging design defect and manufacturing defect of a pressure cooker.
Clinton Barrett and Julia Barrett, as legal guardians of G.B., a minor, filed a complaint Nov. 19 in Orange County Circuit Court against Fecna America, Macy's Inc., et al, alleging that the cookware retailers negligently placed in the stream of commerce a defective pressure cooker.
According to the complaint, Nov. 24, 2016, the Barretts' minor daughter, G.B. was injured when a dangerously defective 6-quart Fagor Elite Gas-Electric Vitro-Induction INOX 78-10 Plaksteel pressure cooker exploded and spewed its hot contents on G.B.'s body. The suit says G.B. suffered first- and second-degree full thickness burns.
The plaintiffs alleges the defendants negligently used inferior quality and substandard materials and processes and failed to provide adequate instructions and warning of the dangers associated with using the pressure cooker.
The Barretts seek trial by jury, all damages, court costs and interest, plus all other appropriate relief. They are represented by attorneys Andrew Parker Felix and Steven E. Neuman of Morgan & Morgan PA in Orlando.
Orange County Circuit Court case number 18CA012612