The appliances were sold via Amazon and Best Buy.
If you’ve purchased a pressure cooker at any point over the past six years, you might want to take a closer look at your kitchen appliance. According to a recent announcement from the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), there is currently a nationwide recall of two models of Insignia Multi-Function Pressure Cookers and inner cooker pots because of a burn hazard.
Per the recall notice, about 930,000 pressure cookers purchased between October 2017 and June 2023 are impacted by this recall, and the devices were sold via Amazon and Best Buy, both online and in stores across the country. The affected products ranged in price from $50 to $120. “The pressure cooker has incorrect volume markings on the inner pot,” the recall announcement states. “This can cause consumers to overfill the pot and hot food and liquids to be ejected when the pressure cooker is vented using the quick release method or opened while its contents are pressurized, posing a burn hazard to consumers.”
The recall applies to Insignia 6-quart Multicookers, Insignia 8-quart Multicookers, and cooker pot inserts for the 6-quart model, which can also be sold separately as replacements. The model numbers of the items in question, which can be found printed on the permanent on-product label on the side of the appliance, are listed below:
Insignia 6-quart Multicooker
Insignia 8-quart Multicooker
Insignia 6-quart Multicooker Pot Insert
The CPSC notes that Best Buy has received 31 reports of incidents in which the contents of the recalled pressure cookers were expelled under pressure. Additionally, 17 of those 31 incidents included reports of burn injuries, some of which involved second-degree and severe burns.
In a warning to customers the CPSC added: “Consumers should always check that the inner pot is not filled beyond two-thirds capacity when pressure cooking, that the lid is fully locked before pressure cooking is started, and that the floating locking valve has dropped before attempting to open the lid when pressure cooking.”
The commission also noted that shoppers who have purchased any of the above recalled items should immediately stop using them and contact Best Buy for a free replacement of the inner pot and floating locking valve for signaling pressure. Consumers with questions or concerns can call Best Buy toll-free at 888-359‐4485 Monday through Friday, or visit this recall link.
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