According to web sbobet the law firm Koskoff Koskoff & Bieder, which has handled most of the lawsuits, Conagra implemented the bottom vent design in 2011 as a cost-saving measure for cans that were usually larger than 10 ounces. Tammy Reese’s lawsuit, as well as the others, have alleged that the spray cans’ bottom vents, which were supposed to open and reduce pressure if the can came into contact with high heat or if it buckled, were defective. The vents were weaker and less temperature-resistant than its previous model. But even after the company stopped manufacturing the cooking sprays in 2019 following multiple customer complaints, they were still on store shelves. According to The Washington Post, they were never actually recalled, so those who bought them had no clue about the reported issues with the cans.
Reese’s lawyer, J. Craig Smith, got involved with the case in 2019, representing eight victims, including Y’Tesia Taylor, who had to be airlifted to a hospital, and Reveriano Duran, a cook who worked at Houston’s Berryhill Baja Grill who was burned while working. He told KHOU that the PAM cooking spray in the kitchen exploded right in front of him. “I felt like I was burning, and I tried to put myself out,” Duran told the news station. With so many more lawsuits against Conagra pending, the results in Reese’s case may give hope to the other burn victims pursuing compensation.