November 24, 2020 — Just in time for Thanksgiving, 940,000 Crock-Pot® Express Pressure Cookers were recalled after 99 reports of burn injuries.
Sunbeam Products warned that the lid can detach on the Crock-Pot® 6-Quart Express Crock Multi-Cookers and cause an explosion of hot food and liquid.
The recalled pressure cookers were linked to at least 99 reports of burn injuries ranging in severity from 1st-degree to 3rd-degree, according to the recall notice.
The problem is that the pot can pressurize when the lid is not locked properly, which can result in an explosion:
“This can cause the lid to suddenly detach while the product is in use, posing burn risks to consumers from hot food and liquids ejected from the product.”
The recall involves the Crock-Pot® 6-Quart Express Crock Multi-Cookers (Model Number SCCPPC600-V1). The model is printed on a label on the bottom of the unit.
They were sold nationwide from July 2017 through November 2020 at Walmart, Target, other stores, Amazon.com and other online retailers for $70-$100.
For information on how to get a replacement lid, consumers can visit the manufacturer’s website at http://recall.crock-pot.com.