If you’re an Instant Pot lover, be sure to check your precious multi-cooker against the announcement made by the Canadian company that they have received reports that some of its beloved Instant Pots are overheating and even melting. So, which Instant Pots have been recalled?
In a Facebook post dated Feb. 17, the company instructed all owners of Instant Pot Gem 65 8-in-1 models with barcodes ending in 1728, 1730, 1731, 1734 and 1746 to immediately stop using the electric pressure cooker and to contact the Instant Pot Customer Care line. This issue has not been reported to be affecting any other model, especially the popular 6-quart Instant Pot models that are the brand’s bestselling product.
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The oval-shaped multi-cooker that comes with a bake option is one of the pricier models, coming in around $190 MSRP, which makes the announcement frustrating for consumers. Per Facebook comments, owners of the recalled model received individual emails months ago, but claim that the company has neglected to provide a timeline for remedying the situation.
In its Facebook post announcing the recall, the company `alluded to a replacement program but has not provided the steps for owners to replace their appliance. Representatives for Instant Pot did not immediately respond to Red Tricycle’s request for comment.
Instant Pot assured buyers in its announcement that they “are working cooperatively with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)” and that they are doing it “as quickly as possible to ensure we respect the CPSC process. We can assure you, you will soon receive instructions on how to receive a free replacement Gem 65 8-in-1 Multicooker.”
Instant Pot lovers, stay tuned!
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