Thousands of pressure cookers have been recalled in recent years after people were seriously burned by explosions and electrical shocks.
Our law firm is currently filing cases Nationwide and would like to help you and your family if you have been the victim of an pressure cooker explosion.
Do I have a Pressure Cooker Explosion Lawsuit? If you or a loved one was injured or burned by a pressure cooker that exploded — even if the pressure cooker has not been recalled yet — you should contact our law firm immediately for a free case consultation. If you file a lawsuit, you could receive compensation for your injury, medical expenses, and more.
UPDATE: Best Buy Recalls 930,000 Insignia Pressure Cookers
In October 2023, Best Buy recalled 930,000 Insignia Pressure Cookers after 17 people were burned. The recall was issued because the inner pot has incorrect volume markings, which could cause users to over-fill the pot, resulting in an explosion of burning-hot food and liquid.
List of Pressure Cooker Recalls
- ALDI Pressure Cookers
- Alcan Pressure Cookers (Rochedo®)
- Best Buy Insignia Pressure Cookers
- Breville Fast Slow Cookers
- Cook’s Essentials Electronic Pressure Cooker (QVC)
- Crock-Pot Express Pressure Cooker
- Crofton Chef’s Collection Stainless Steel Pressure Cookers
- Double Insight Multi-Cookers (Gem 65 8-in-1 Multicooker) – Walmart
- Welbilt Electronic Pressure Cookers (HSN)
- Manttra Pressure Cookers
- H&H Asia Limited — Crofton Chef’s Collection 6L Pressure Cooker
- HSN Bella Cucina Zip Cookers
- HSN Ultrex Pressure Cookers
- Instant Pot
- Power Pressure Cooker XL
- Prestige Smartplus Stainless Steel Pressure Cooker
- QVC Pressure Cooker
- Rena Ware Nutrex Pressure Cookers
- Sensio Pressure Cookers (Bella, Crux, Cooks)
- Tower Pressure Cookers
- 3-Squares Tim3 Machin3 Cookers
Sensio Pressure Cooker Recall
In August 2023, Sensio recalled about 860,000 pressure cookers because the lid can unlock during use, resulting in an explosion of boiling-hot food and liquid. According to the recall:
“The pressure cooker’s lid can unlock and be removed during use, causing the hot contents to unexpectedly splash out, posing a burn hazard to consumers.”
There were 63 reports of incidents, including 61 burn injuries, some of which involved 2nd-degree and 3rd-degree burns to the face, torso, arms, and hands, according to Sensio.
The recall includes Bella, Bella Pro Series, Crux, and Cooks electric pressure cookers, and Bella stovetop pressure cookers. They were sold from September 2015 through September 2020.
Crock Pot Express Pressure Cooker Recall
In November 2020, Sunbeam Products recalled nearly 1 million Crock-Pot Express Pressure Cookers after 99 burn injuries and 119 reports of the lid detaching.
“The recalled Crock-Pot multi-cooker can pressurize when the lid is not fully locked. 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 Crock-Pot® 6-Quart Express Crock Multi-Cookers, Model Number SCCPPC600-V1, which is shown on label on bottom of unit.
They were sold from July 2017 through November 2020 at Walmart, Target and other stores nationwide and online at Amazon and other online retailers for $70-$100.
Tower Pressure Cooker Recall
In February 2019, European safety regulators announced a recall for Tower® pressure cookers because the lid can open and cause hot foot to explode out of the pot and burn anyone nearby. No injuries were reported.
The recall involves the stovetop TOWER® 6-Liter Stainless Steel One-Touch Pressure Cooker with Model #T90103 and Barcode #5055195872791. It was sold at Argos and Robert Dyas in the U.K. and Europe.
The problem is that if the lid of the pressure cooker is opened, the lid’s gasket can be ejected from the lid. This can hot liquid to explode out of the pot, burning anyone nearby.
It is also possible that the upper part of the manometric rod may become partially detached and therefore the safe opening system no longer works properly.
The recall notice states that the recalled Tower® pressure cookers have “inadequate” safety devices that do not comply with requirements of the Pressure Equipment Directive and the European standard EN 12778.
Nutrex Pressure Cookers Recalled for Burn Risk
In August 2018, Rena Ware International Inc. recalled about 700 Nutrex Pressure Cookers due to a risk of serious burn injuries.
Rena Ware received 5 reports of consumers who suffered burn injuries, as well as 13 reports of unintended depressurization of the Nutrex Pressure Cookers.
“The recalled pressure cookers can discharge steam at lower pressures than intended, posing a burn hazard to consumers.”
The recall involves silver Nutrex Pressure Cookers with black handless, Model #2153, and a blue gasket attached to the inside of the cover with Model #2153.
Consumers can identify the recalled pressure cookers by looking on the bottom for Rena Ware, DW, and the month and year of production.
“DONG WON” is stamped on the base of the main valve. “DWM” is stamped on the blue gasket.
The recalled pressure cookers were sold by Rena Ware sales representatives from December 2015 to June 2018 for $750 to $820.
For more information, call Rena Ware toll-free at 877-736-2487 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, by email at CustomerService@RenaWare.com, or online at http://www.renaware.com and click on the “Consumer Notifications” link.
Walmart Instant Pot Recall
Over 104,000 Instant Pots sold exclusively by Walmart are being recalled after reports of the multi-cookers overheating. The problem poses a risk of property damage, burn injuries, and a fire hazard.
The recall was announced on March 1, 2018 for the “Instant Pot Gem 65 8-in-1 Multicookers” after at least 107 reports involving overheating, including 5 incidents that caused property damage.
The problem is caused by a manufacturing defect that allows that cooker to overheat and melt on the underside of the unit.
The recall involves batch codes 1728, 1730, 1731, 1734, or 1746, which are printed on the rating label on the underside of the device.
The recalled Instant Pots were sold at Walmart stores nationwide and online between August 2017 and January 2018 for about $80. The 8-in-1 functions include roasting, baking, stewing, slow cooking, rice cooking, searing/sautéing, steaming and food warming.
Crofton Chef’s Collection Pressure Cooker Recall
On August 4, 2017, ALDI stores and H&H Asia Ltd. announced a recall for 6L stainless steel stovetop Crofton Chef’s Collection pressure cookers because the lid may unlock during cooking and explode.
Breville Pressure Cooker Recall
On December 22, 2015, a recall was issued for 35,600 Breville 6-quart capacity “Fast Slow Cookers” after 5 people suffered 2nd- or 3rd-degree burn injuries when the lid opened unexpectedly. The pressure cookers were sold at Bed Bath & Beyond, Best Buy, Macy’s, Sur la Table, and Williams Sonoma, and online at Amazon.com and BrevilleUSA.com from September 2012 to October 2015 for $180.
Instant Pot Pressure Cooker Recall
On July 15, 2015, a recall was issued for about 1,000 of the Bluetooth-enabled “Instant Pot Smart” and “Instant Pot Smart-60” electric pressure cookers after 3 reports of consumers who suffered electric shocks. The recalled Instant Pots were sold from November 2014 through May 2015 for about $250.
Manttra Pressure Cooker Recall
On December 21, 2007, a recall was issued for about 38,250 Manttra Pressure Cookers after 2 reports of people who were burned by hot contents exploding out of the pressure cookers. The recalled pressure cookers were sold from June 2003 through April 2007 for between $70 and $100.
HSN Bella Cucina “Zip Cooker” Pressure Cooker Recall
On February 8, 2007, HSN (Home Shopping Network) recalled 8,300 Bella Cucina “Zip Cooker” Low Pressure Cooker because 8 people suffered 1st- 2nd- or 3rd-degree burns. The pressure cookers were sold on HSN television network from February 2003 through March 2004 for about $70.
HSN Ultrex Pressure Cooker Recall
On November 30, 2006, HSN (Home Shopping Network) recalled about 1,450 Ultrex Pressure Cookers (8-quart Model No. 11453) after 2 people suffered 2nd- and 3rd-degree burn injuries when the lid opened during cooking and hot food or steam exploded out of the pot. The recalled Ultrex pressure cookers were sold on HSN from June 2003 to October 2004 for $90.
QVC Electric Pressure Cooker Recall
On June 14, 2006, QVC announced a recall for about 900 of the “Welbilt Electronic Pressure Cookers” because there were 43 explosions and 37 burn injuries reported by another retailer. At least 4 people suffered 3rd-degree burns from hot food exploding out of the pressure cooker. The problem is that the lid on the pressure cookers can open prematurely while contents are under pressure, and hot contents can be expelled, posing a burn hazard.
Prestige Pressure Cooker Recall
On April 27, 2012, Meyer Group Ltd. recalled Prestige Smartplus stainless steel pressure cooker (Model No. 57050) which has been sold since 2004. In the event that the pressure regulator is blocked, the rubber gasket may not release extra pressure as intended. This could cause an explosion of pressurized steam and/or food, resulting in burn or scald injuries.
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