Insignia Pressure Cookers Recalled Due to Safety Risk

By Hamodia Staff

Almost 1 million pressure cookers and separate inner pots are being recalled by Best Buy due to a defect that can cause hot foods to spew out, posing burn hazards.

The cookers, produced by Insignia, have incorrect volume markings on their inner pots that can cause consumers to overfill them, which can lead to hot contents being shot out of the cooker when opened, according to a Thursday notice from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.

There have been 31 incident reports of the cookers’ contents being expelled under pressure, including 17 reports of burn injuries – some of which were second-degree and severe burns.

The recall applies to 930,000 Insignia Multi-Function Pressure Cookers and inner pots. They were sold at Best Buy’s stores, website and on Amazon from October 2017 through June of this year.

Consumers can contact Best Buy for a free replacement of the inner pot and floating locking valve.

Best Buy, which is based in Richfield, Minnesota, will not provide refunds or replacements for pressure cookers returned in stores, according to a notice on the company’s website. To receive a replacement kit, impacted consumers must register online. Only consumers who own the recalled pressure cooker – not just the inner pot – are eligible.

“Nothing is more important to us than our customers’ safety,” Best Buy said Friday, adding that the company is also contacting customers who purchased the now-recalled products directly.

With reporting from wire services

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