Best Buy is recalling 930,000 pressure cookers sold nationwide due to a defect that could cause hot food and liquids to splash out of the devices, potentially burning those nearby, the retailer said in an advisory Thursday published by the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission.
The retailer said it had received 31 reports of pressure expulsions of cooker contents, with 17 people suffering burns, some serious to second degree.
Insignia electric pressure cookers have incorrect volume markings on their interior vats, which can cause overfilled contents to eject when put under pressure, according to the Richfield, Minnesota-based company.
Made in China, the recalled ranges were sold at Best Buy stores and online, including Amazon, from October 2017 to June 2023 for between $50 and $120.
The recall affects Insignia multifunction pressure cookers with model numbers NS-MC60SS8, NS-MC60SS9 or MC80SS9, as well as indoor pots with model numbers NS-MCRP6NS9 and NS-MCRP6SS, sold separately as replacements.
Those who purchased the recalled cookers should stop using them and contact Best Buy to replace the inner pot and float valve to signal pressure.
Best Buy can be reached at 888-359‐4485 from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or online at https://www.recallrtr.com/pc or www.bestbuy.com.
The recall is the second involving pressure cookers in as many months, with Sensio recalling 860,000 pressure cookers in August after more than 60 people were reportedly burned by ejected contents.
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