Instant Pot Pressure Cookers Recalled for Shock Hazard
A pressure cooker has been recalled after three consumers complained that they were shocked while using it.
A thermal probe in the base of some Instant Pot pressure cookers can conduct electricity throughout the cooker, posing a risk of electric shock.
More than 1,000 cookers are affected by the recall, which includes Instant Pot Smart and Smart-60 models. Serial numbers between 1410 and 1503 and manufacture dates between 12/1/2014 and 6/1/2015 are included in the recall. The serial numbers and dates are printed on a label on the bottom of the pressure cooker's base.
They were sold online from November 2014 through May 2015 for about $250.
Consumers should stop using the recalled product immediately and contact Instant Pot for instructions to receive a free replacement base, which consists of the entire bottom of the pressure cooker, including the control panel. The company is contacting all purchasers directly.
Instant Pot can be contacted at (800) 828-7280. Click on the Instant Pot Smart recall link under Useful Information for more information.