Are those Instant Pots safe? Are recalls being issued for the Popular Kitchen Appliance?
Over the last few weeks, several articles have been published about Instant Pots overheating and recalls being issued. The current recalls focus on the Instant Pot Gem product, a slow cooker device.
However, home cooks should be aware; there are a number of recalls that have been issued for popular pressure cookers such as the Breville Fast Slow Cookers, Manttra Inc. Pressure Cookers, Ultrex-brand Pressure Cookers and even that much-loved Instant Pot you ordered online last year.
So many of us are using pressure cookers to save time in the kitchen but behind the Facebook groups and Pinterest recipe pins are devastating stories of major burns and trauma. Which is why, Meyers & Flowers continues warning home chefs about the serious and catastrophic injuries being caused by dangerous, defective pressure cooker products.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has issued recalls and warnings about several common pressure cookers due to a variety of risks that include electrical shock, faulty seals and gaskets, defective safety valves and improper steam venting or electrical issues. Many of these risks can lead to explosions and burns. Pressure cooker products on the list include:
- Breville Fast Slow Cookers
- Manttra Inc. Pressure Cookers
- Ultrex-brand Pressure Cookers
- Instant Pot
While not recalled, the TriStar Products Power Pressure Cooker XL also has been linked to several burn injuries and lawsuits filed against the manufacturer across the U.S. The appliance is still being sold on home shopping channels and at Bed, Bath & Beyond, Target and other major stores.