Ennis Ford Perfect Drive
Ennis Daily News

Instant Pot recalls cooker over potential fire hazard

Instant Pot is recalling one of its multicooker models because it can pose a fire hazard. The distributor has received 107 reports of the Gem 65 8-in-1 overheating, including five instances when it caused minor property damage, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. No injuries have been reported. The recall affects models with batchcodes of 1728, 1730, 1731, 1734 or 1746 printed on the rating label underneath the multicooker. The multicookers, which cost approximately $80, were sold exclusively at Walmart stores across the country and at www.walmart.com between August 2017 and this past January. People who own these Gem 65 8-in-1 multicookers are advised to stop using them and unplug them. They may be returned to Walmart for free replacements. “The overheating is the result of a tooling misalignment during the manufacturing process, which created a gap between the bottom of the inner pot and the top surface of the heating plate in the product,” Double Insight, the Ottawa-based importer and distributor of the multicooker, said on its website. “This gap can cause the multicooker to overheat and melt on the underside, posing a fire hazard to consumers.” The company said that people who own the recalled product and don’t live near a Walmart store should contact Double Insight for return instructions. For more information, call 888-891-1473 8:30 a.m.-10 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. weekends or go to www.gemmulticooker.com. The affected multicooker is manufactured by Foshan Linshine Technology of Guangdong, China.

Post to Twitter




Posted by on Mar 5 2018. Filed under Consumer tips, Lifestyles. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

Comments are closed

Featured Links

    Search Archive

    Search by Date
    Search by Category
    Search with Google

    Photo Gallery

    Log in


    Copyright: All rights reserved. Users may download and print extracts of content from this website for their own personal and non-commercial use only. Republication or redistribution of Ennis Daily News content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of Ennis Daily News. Ennis Daily News and its logo are registered trademarks or trademarks of the Ellis County Newspapers, Inc.

    © Ellis County Newspapers, Inc. 2019