Best Buy, a popular retail electronics store, has issued a recall for nearly one million units of its pressure cookers.
Affected units include Insignia Multi-Function Pressure Cookers with model numbers NS-MC60SS8, NS-MC60SS9, NS-MC60SS9-C, NS-MC80SS9, or NS-MC80SS9-C as well as inner cooker pots with model numbers NS-MCRP6NS9 and NS-MCRP6SS9, both the six- and eight-quart capacity, per the CPSC.
To locate the model number of your pressure cooker, look for the permanent label affixed to the cooker’s side.
Best Buy has recently announced that the inner pots that were supplied along with the pressure cookers or sold separately have “incorrect volume markings.”
This error can lead to overfilling of the pot and can result in the ejection of hot food and liquids when the pressure cooker is vented or opened while its contents are pressurized, posing a burn hazard to consumers.
The recall is a necessary step to ensure the safety of consumers and prevent any further accidents or injuries.
To date, “Best Buy has received 31 reports of incidents in which the contents were expelled under pressure, including 17 reports of burn injuries, some of which involved reports of second-degree and severe burns,” per the CPSC press release. All reported incidents took place within the United States.
Consumers in possession of these units are advised to stop using these products immediately and register with Best Buy for a free replacement. Do not go to the store, as credits, refunds, or replacements will not be given if the units are returned directly to a retail location. Instead, register for a replacement online using this link.
Consumers may also visit the Best Buy website, navigate to the “Order & Purchases” section located at the bottom of the Home Page, and click on “Product Recalls” to initiate the registration process.