October 2023 — Best Buy recalled around 930,000 Insignia pressure cookers because they can expel burning-hot food and liquid.
The problem is that the pressure cooker’s inner pot has incorrect volume markings. This could result in people over-filling the pot, which could result in severe burn injuries.
At least 17 people suffered burn injuries, according to Best Buy. There were also 31 reports of hot food or liquid being expelled from the pressure cookers.
Over-filing the pot could cause “hot food and liquids to be ejected when the pressure cooker is vented using the quick release method or opened while its contents are pressurized,” according to the recall.
The recall involves Insignia Multi-Function Pressure Cookers in 6-qt. And 8-qt. capacities with model numbers NS-MC60SS8, NS-MC60SS9, or NS-MC80SS9.
Best Buy also recalled inner cooker pots with model numbers NS-MCRP6NS9 and NS-MCRP6SS9, sold separately as replacements.
These pressure cookers were sold at Best Buy stores nationwide and online at www.bestbuy.com and www.amazon.com from October 2017 through June 2023 for between $50 and $120.
Best Buy is asking consumers to immediately stop using the recalled pressure cookers and register for a free replacement kit online at https://www.recallrtr.com/pc. The kit will include a new inner pot and a floating locking valve for signaling pressure.