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Limited number of Instant Pot pressure cookers recalled

The thermal probe in the base can conduct electricity throughout the cooker

Photo source: CPSC
Double Insight of Canada is recalling about 1,140 Instant Pot “Smart” model pressure cookers in the U.S. and Canada.

The thermal probe in the base can conduct electricity throughout the cooker, posing a risk of electric shock.

The firm has received 3 reports of consumers being shocked while using the pressure cooker.

The Instant Pot “Smart” and “Smart-60” electric pressure cookers are stainless steel with black molded plastic attachments, have a control panel/keypad on the front and measure about 12 inches in diameter and 12 inches tall. They are Bluetooth enabled and can be controlled by an app.

“Instant Pot” and “Smart” are printed on the front of the control panel. Serial numbers between 1410 and 1503 and manufacture dates between 12/1/2014 and 6/1/2015 are included in the recall. The serial numbers and dates are printed on a label on the bottom of the pressure cooker’s base.

The pressure cookers, manufactured in China, were sold online at Instantpot.com and Amazon.com from November 2014, through May 2015, for about $250.

Consumers should stop using the recalled product immediately and contact Instant Pot for instructions to receive a free replacement base, which consists of the entire bottom of the pressure cooker including the control panel. The firm is contacting all purchasers directly.

Consumers may contact Instant Pot at (800) 828-7280 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. (PT) Monday through Friday.

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