In recent news, Best Buy recalled nearly one million pressure cookers and separate inner pots after dozens of reports of the devices suddenly spraying their hot, pressurized contents onto consumers, posing a risk for severe burns. This is the second major pressure cooker recall since August, which both involved reports of pressure cooker explosions where consumers were severely burned.
The Insignia™ Pressure Cooker Recall
Best Buy initiated the recall on October 26th, 2023, after receiving reports of the Insignia™ Pressure Cookers malfunctioning and causing burn injuries to some users. According to the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission, the Insignia pressure cookers have incorrect volume markings on the inner pot, which can cause the pot to be overfilled and hot food and liquids to be ejected and burn consumers when the pressure cooker is vented using the quick release method or opened while its contents are pressurized. Best Buy has received 31 reports of contents being expelled under pressure, including 17 reports of burn injuries.
Affected Units and Date Range
The affected units were sold between October 2017 through June 2023. These pressure cookers were sold at Best Buy stores, on the www.bestbuy.com website, and through Amazon.com for $50 to $120. The recall affects Best Buy Multi-Function Insignia Pressure Cookers with model numbers of NS-MC60SS8, NS-MC60SS9, or NS-MC80SS9. It also includes replacement inner pots with model numbers of NS-MCRP6NS9 and NS-MCRP6SS9.
If you own one of these pressure cookers, it is essential to stop using it immediately and contact Best Buy for a free replacement of the inner pot and floating locking valve for signaling pressure.
What to Do If You've Been Affected
The Insignia™ Pressure Cooker recall underscores the significance of consumer safety, and the responsibilities manufacturers and retailers have to ensure the products they sell are safe for use. Consumers should have confidence that the products they purchase will not harm them or their families.
If you or someone you know has suffered serious injuries due to a defective product, here are some important steps to consider:
- Document Everything: Keep records of the incident, including photographs, medical reports, and any communication with the manufacturer or retailer.
- Preserve the Product: Store the defective product securely as potential evidence for future legal action.
- Contact Legal Support: Seek guidance from an experienced product liability attorney who can evaluate your case, establish liability, and navigate the legal process on your behalf.
- Know Your Rights: Understand your rights as a consumer and be aware of the legal options available to you.
Experience Matters- Pressure Cooker Lawyers
The attorneys at Meyers & Flowers offer combined experience and advocacy on behalf of individuals injured by household appliances and an array of other consumer goods. Our accomplished product liability attorneys Frank V. Cesarone and Peter J. Flowers have secured millions of dollars for our clients from some of the largest consumer goods brands in the world.
Our experienced legal team is actively filing new lawsuits as large companies and third-party retailers continue to make millions of dollars off these dangerous products. If you or someone you know has been injured by a pressure cooker, you may have options for legal recourse. Meyers & Flowers can help, contact us at 630-576-9696 for your free, no obligation case evaluation or click here.