Nearly 860,000 Pressure Cookers Have Been Recalled — Here’s What We Know
Pressure cookers have become essential kitchen appliances because of their ability to prepare food very quickly while still tasting like it cooked all day long. What were once new gadgets we experimented with as multi-cookers gathered steam (no pun intended!), they are now verified staples in many kitchens.
But, if you have a pressure cooker at home, you may want to check to make sure it’s not recalled as the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recently recalled a specific brand of pressure cooker.
Which Pressue Cookers Were Recalled?
The CPSC announced a recall that impacts around 860,000 pressure cookers involving several brands under the Sensio brands umbrella. Bella, Bella Pro Series, Crux, and Cooks electric pressure cookers (in 6-, 8-, and 10-quart capacities) are part of this recall, as well as Bella stovetop pressure cookers in 5-, 8-, and 12-quart capacities.
Why Are These Pressure Cookers Being Recalled?
These pressure cookers are being recalled due to potential burn hazard. The pressure cooker lids are able to be unlocked and removed while being used. This can lead the contents of the pressure cooker to splatter out and can cause serious burns. So far, there have been 63 reported injuries, including 61 burns, and some of these have been second- and third-degree burns.
How Do I Know If I Have a Recalled Pressure Cooker and What Can I Do?
If you think you have a recalled pressure cooker, check the item or model number on the product label or the stamp on the bottom of the cookers. Here are the model numbers to be on the lookout for:
- Bella: 14467, 14570, 14595, 14682, 14710, 14718, 14719, 14780, JY-PC20US-5P, JYPC24US-8P, JY-PC26US-11P
- Bella Pro Series: 90072, 90073
- Crux: 14721
- Cooks: 22276
Those who have one of these pressure cookers in their possession should stop using it as soon as possible and call Sensio at 855-647-3125 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at recall.sensiobrands.com for a refund.