Around 104,000 Instant Pot Multicookers Sold Exclusively at Walmart Recalled Due to Fire Hazard
A manufacturer defect can cause the affected multicookers to overheat and melt
Double Insight has announced the recall of about 104,000 Gem 65 8-in-1 Instant Pot multicookers that were sold exclusively through Walmart.
A manufacturer defect can cause the affected multicookers to overheat and melt on the underside, posing a fire hazard.
Recalled Product Details
The recalled Gem 65 8-in-1 multicooker is a multifunctional, programmable cooking appliance that offers multiple cooking functions including roasting, baking, stewing, slow cooking, rice cooking, searing/sautéing, steaming, and food warming.
Instant Pot is printed on the front of the multicooker. Gem 65 8-in-1 and a batchcode of 1728, 1730, 1731, 1734, or 1746 are printed on the rating label on the underside of the cooker.
When and where were they sold?
These multicookers were sold at Walmart stores nationwide and online at Walmart.com from August 2017 through January 2018 for about $80 each.
To date, Double Insight says that it has received 107 reports of the multicookers overheating. Five of those incidents resulted in minor property damage. No injuries have been reported.
What should consumers do?
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled Gem 65 8-in-1 multicookers, unplug the unit, and return it to Walmart to receive a free replacement product.
Consumers with further questions or concerns regarding this recall can reach Double Insight by calling (888) 891-1473.