This Crock-Pot Sold at Walmart and Target is Being Recalled
Almost 100,000 Crock-Pots sold at retailers like Walmart, Target, Amazon, and others are being recalled because of a burn risk, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). The 6-Quart Express Crock Multi-Cookers can pressurize when the lid is not locked, causing it to suddenly detach and eject food and liquids.
There have been 119 reports of the lid detaching, as well as 99 first-degree to third-degree burn injuries from the malfunction. The Crock-Pot recall involves 914,430 units sold in the U.S. and 28,330 in Canada at major retailers between July 2017 and November 2020 with a price of $70 to $100. They were originally manufactured between July 1, 2017, and October 1, 2018 in China by Sunbeam Products Inc.
The recall notice advises consumers to stop using the Crock-Pot in pressure cooker mode to reduce the risk of an injury. Slow cooking and sautéing are fine and shouldn't pose any risks. "Consumers should contact Crock-Pot immediately to obtain a free replacement lid," the CPSC's recall announcement says. "Consumers who continue using the multi-cooker in pressure cooker mode while waiting for the replacement lid should be certain the lid is securely turned to the fully locked position by aligning the arrow on the lid with the lock symbol on the base."
The model number on the bottom of the recalled Crock-Pot is SCCPPC600-V1. Date codes include K196JN through K365JN and L001JN through L273JN. This can be found on one of the electrical plug prongs and on the bottom of the Crock-Pot's base.
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