Best Buy is recalling pressure cookers for risk of burns

Lara Bonatista and Joselina Joyner

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(WHTM) – Best Buy has recalled about 930,000 Insignia pressure cookers due to a burn risk.

According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, the inner pot of a pressure cooker has the wrong size markings, which can lead to overfilling.

The committee says this can result in hot food and liquids being “slopped out” when the pressure cooker is vented — either by using the steam release valve or by removing the top.

“Consumers should always ensure that the inner pot is not more than two-thirds full of capacity when pressure cooking, that the lid is completely closed before beginning pressure cooking, and that the float shutoff valve is lowered before attempting to open the lid when pressure cooking,” the Consumer Product Safety Commission advised.

So far, Best Buy has received 31 reports of incidents, including 17 burn injuries, according to the commission.

The recall includes the Insignia multifunction pressure cookers with model numbers NS-MC60SS8, NS-MC60SS9 or NS-MC80SS9, and the black Insignia nonstick cookware — which were sold separately as replacements — with model numbers NS-MCRP6NS9 and NS- MCRP6SS9.

The recalled products, which came in six- and eight-quart capacities, were sold in Best Buy stores nationwide and online at Best Buy and Amazon from October 2017 through June 2023 for $50 to $120.

The commission says anyone with the recalled pressure cookers should stop using them immediately and contact Best Buy for a free replacement of the inner pot and float lock valve.

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