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Exploding Pam Cooking Spray Cans – Were You Affected?

Product Liability

Cooking spray is a great and convenient way to use just the right amount of oil for individuals looking to lose weight. One such product is Pam cooking spray which has been popular for years due to its great, compact design as well as its ease of use. Cooking spray can be used before preparing a stir fry or frying bacon, making pancakes and other foods that don’t need a lot of oil. Cooking spray is typically contained in a highly pressurized can which must be handled carefully. That said, cases of Pam cooking spray exploding and injuring individuals across the country have been on the increase, raising questions about the safety of this product as well as whether negligence has a role to play in the increasing cases of Pam cooking spray explosions.

Were you injured by a can of Pam cooking spray after it exploded or caught fire? Design defect or a mistake during manufacturing that shouldn’t have been made if the safety measures were taken into account could be causing these defective products to explode. According to product liability law, manufacturers and other entities down the supply chain are required to produce and distribute products that meet certain industry safety standards in order to keep you safe, failure to which you can file a dangerous products lawsuit to recover money damages for your injuries. Please contact the Law Offices of McCready Law NOW at (773) 825-3547 to learn more about your legal options for compensation. We take on all cases on contingency fee basis, and what this means is that we don’t charge you a cent for any cases we take on, and only do so at the end of the legal claim, on a mutually-agreed amount. Call us NOW at (773) 825-3547 to file your Pam cooking spray lawsuit to learn more about your legal options for justice and compensation.

Pam Cooking Spray Options

Pam cooking spray is manufactured by Conagra brands, which offers a number of variations of the cooking spray. The first one is meant to be used for grilling, while the second is butter-based, perfect for eggs or pancakes, while the third is olive oil based, for individuals looking for a healthy option. Pam cooking spray has been in use for decades, but in 2011, the company changed its spray design without letting loyal customers know, which marked the beginning of the end.

Pam Cooking Spray Can Explosions – The Real Cause

It is alleged that this new spray can design had a serious defect which lent the cans to exploding even without being touched or used – all that was needed was some kind of heat or moisture in the environment to set it off. In the lawsuits that have been filed over the last couple of years, individuals that were cooking set the cans by the counter while cooking and then stepped out of the kitchen for a moment, and then upon coming back, the can had caught fire, was spraying oil around the room and was getting ready to explode.

Spray cans, whether filled with oil or not are pressurized in order to have the product spray out of the can in an effective manner. Pressurized cans, regardless of their effectiveness, have been known to explode when not used in the manner in which they were intended, or when they have manufacturing defects, such as in the case of Pam cooking spray.

Injured By Pam Cooking Spray Can

Victims of Pam cooking spray injuries have suffered injuries to their eyes and ears, and some have even suffered third-degree burns which have necessitated numerous surgeries in order to graft new skin on burnt areas. The trauma that is associated with burn or explosion injuries never truly goes away, and it can develop into PTSD and a real phobia for fires and pressurized cans.

Product Liability and Defective Pam Cooking Spray Cans

It is important that manufacturers act fast to prevent further injuries from the use of their products by issuing timely product recalls. However, Conagra has done no such thing, putting the lives of hundreds of thousands of Americans at risk who continue to use their products believing and trusting that they are safe. In addition, Pam cooking spray can stay viable for years, meaning that defective cans that were manufactured can still pose a real risk to consumers who may one day purchase a defective design batch and get injured.

Pam Cooking Spray Can Explosion Victims File Lawsuits

In 2011, Pam cooking spray maker used a vent design that is U-shaped in order to attract and retain new customers. This fresh, new design caught on, but it was later found that the U-shaped system that was supposed to help with the proper circulation of air actually made it more likely that the spray can would explode compared to the earlier and trusted can design. In lawsuits filed by Pam cooking spray explosion victims, attorneys representing claimed that Conagra failed to warn consumers regarding the risks of the new design, thereby committing a negligent act under product liability law. Conagra, on the other hand, released a statement standing by its can design, claiming that they were completely safe if used in a correct manner.

In order to determine whether you have a defective Pam cooking spray can, look underneath the 10-ounce large cans if you purchased them and see if you have the U-shaped protrusions that act as vents.  If your cans have these four vents, it would not be wise to use them, and instead replace them with the smaller cans.

Pam Cooking Spray Injury Lawsuits – Call Us NOW!

It is important to realize that filing a Pam cooking spray lawsuit has a fairly narrow time window, which is legally termed as statute of limitations, or the window of time when it is possible and advisable to file a lawsuit. Typically, product liability lawsuits must be filed within two years of the incident that caused your injuries. If your property was destroyed in any way, you have up to five years from the date of the incident. In order to have a valid lawsuit against Pam cooking spray manufacturers for your injuries, your injuries must be directly due to the use of a defective Pam cooking spray can, and they must be quantifiable as damages, whether economic or non-economic, such as past and future medical care, lost wages, pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life and so much more. Injured by a can of Pam cooking spray? Please contact us NOW at (773) 825-3547 to learn more about your legal options. Thanks for choosing McCready Law, and we look forward to helping you.