Nearly 1 million crock-pot pressure cookers recalled for risk of burn

Nearly 1 million crock-pot pressure cookers recalled for risk of burn

Sunbeam Products is recalling nearly one million Crock-Pots after numerous reports of dangerous burns.

The company is recalling its Crock-Pot 6-Quart Express Crock Multi-Cookers, which were sold at major retailers including Wal-Mart, Target, and Amazon from July 2017 until earlier this month.

If you are planning to cook your Thanksgiving dinner at home, you will want to check that your equipment is safe enough to use first. The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) simply announced that the extremely popular multipurpose cooker from Croc-Pot is being recalled due to a serious threat to users. Read on to find out if your device can put you at risk, and for more missed news, stop now if you take these popular supplements.

According to the Consumer Products Safety Commission, the sunbeam's crockpot can begin to pressurize the lid before it is completely closed. The lid of the crock pot can be detached during cooking, leaving consumers at risk of burning with hot food and "ejecting" the liquid from the pressure cooker.

Sunbeam has received 119 reports of detaching lids, and 99 reports of burns due to the malfunction. The CPSC recommends owners of the crockpot “immediately stop” using the device in its “pressure cooker” mode, although other functions such as slow cooking and sautéing remain safe.

The recall affects 914,430 Crock-Pot 6-Quart Express Crock Multi-Cookers sold in the U.S. and an additional 28,330 units sold in Canada. The product's manufacturer, Sunbeam Products, has received 119 reports of the Crock-Pot's lid detaching; as of the Nov. 24 recall notice, there had been 99 reports of detached lids causing burns, including some third-degree burns.

Anyone who owns one of the Crock-Pots in question, which were sold through retailers including Target, Walmart, and Amazon between July 2017 and Nov. 2020, "should immediately stop using the recalled Crock-Pot in pressure cooker mode, but may continue to use for slow cooking and sautéing," in addition to contacting Crock-Pot for a replacement lid.

This crock-pot is one of several popular products recently pulled from the shelves; Read on to find out if any staples in your home have been recalled. And to recall recently, if you have this common stuff in your pantry, throw it away now.

The defective crock pot has date codes between K196JN and K365JN as well as L001JN and L273JN. Owners of the crock-pot can find this code engraved on a prong in the electrical plug depending on the device.