August 15, 2023 — Sensio has recalled 860,000 pressure cookers after 61 people were burned.
The recall involves Bella®, Bella Pro Series®, Crux® and Cooks® Electric and Stovetop Pressure Cookers that were sold between September 2015 and September 2020.
Sensio warned that consumers may be able to open the lid of the pressure cooker when it is still under pressure, which could result in burn injuries when food, liquid or steam spews out.
According to the recall notice:
“We have identified that the pressure cooker’s lid can unlock and be removed during use, causing the hot contents to unexpectedly splash out, posing a burn hazard.”
Sensio reported 63 incidents, including 61 people who suffered burn injuries. Some people suffered 2nd-degree and 3rd-degree burns to the face, torso, arms, and hands.
Lawsuits also accuse Sensio of misleading consumers about the safety features, specifically the locking lid, with statements like: “The lid will not come off when it is in the LOCK position.”
Instead, plaintiffs allege that the lid does not actually lock when the pressure cookers is in use.
The recall involves Bella, Bella Pro Series, Crux and Cooks Electric Pressure Cookers. They are stainless steel and came in 6-qt., 8-qt. and 10-qt. capacity.
The recall also involves Bella Stovetop Pressure Cookers in 5-qt., 8-qt. and 12-qt. capacity.
They were sold at JCPenney, Kohl’s, Lowe’s, Macy’s and Target stores nationwide, and online at Amazon.com and other websites from September 2015 through September 2020.
Sensio is asking consumers to immediately stop using the recalled pressure cookers and contact the company for information on how to get a refund $43.00 for electric units and $9.00 for stove-top units.
For more information, visit https://recall.sensiobrands.com/.