Pressure Cooker Posing a Burn Hazard Recalled By Breville USA

Pressure Cooker Posing a Burn Hazard Recalled By Breville USA
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December 22, 2015

An incorrectly manufactured pressure cooker is now subject to a recall from Breville USA.

The manufacturer is recalling its Breville Fast Slow Cookers as the sealing gasket can be incorrectly inserted upside down on the lid, which can allow the unexpected release of built-up pressure. This poses a risk of burns to the user or consumers nearby. About 35,600 of the pressure cookers are potentially dangerous.

The recalled items are electric, can hold six quarts, and feature a stainless steel construction. Its safety system consists of a locking lid, safety valve and a pressure release button. Pressure cookers with model number BPR600XL and batch numbers between 1235 and 1529 are included in the recall. The model number and batch code are located on the bottom of the unit.

Consumers could purchase this product at Bed, Bath and Beyond, Best Buy, Macy's, Sur la Table and Williams Sonoma stores nationwide and online, and online from September 2012 through October 2015 for about $180.

Breville USA has received five reports of steam or hot contents escaping from the pressure cooker, resulting in five reports of burns, including second degree burns to the hands, arms or stomach.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled pressure cookers and contact Breville for a replacement sealing gasket and updated instructions.

Owners with questions about the recall can contact Breville at (800) 983-3165.