Sunbeam Products, makers of Crock Pot Multi-Cookers, are recalling nearly a million of its Crock Pot 6-Quart Express Crock Multi-Cookers. These cookers were sold at all the major retailers including Target, Walmart and Amazon. They were sold from 2017 till the beginning of November.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) said that the crockpots went under pressure before the lid was fully locked in place. The lid sometimes detached itself from the main pot during the cooking process, leading to burns caused by hot food, steam or liquid expelled from the pressure cooker.
One hundred and nineteen reports of detaching lids have been send by consumers to Sunbeam. Ninety reports of burns due its malfunction have also been sent so far. The CPSC requests owners of these crockpots to stop using the pot in its “pressure cooker” mode. Other functions including slow cooking and sautéing are working well.
Date codes between K196JN and K365JN and L001JN and L273JN are defective. Owners can look for the code of their crockpots on a prong in the electric plug which can be found at the pot’s base.
Customers can avail of an opportunity to pick free replacement lids from the company websites by going to “recall crockpot option.” They can also call the company on 800-323-9519 during business hours.
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