Sunbeam Products recalls nearly one million Crock-Pots after numerous reports of dangerous burns.
The company recalls its Crock-Pot 6-Quart Express Crock Multi-Cookers, which have been sold at major retailers including Wal-Mart, Target and Amazon from July 2017 until the beginning of this month.
According to u Commission for the Safety of Consumer Products, Sunbeam crockpots can begin to pressurize before the cap is completely closed in place. The lid of the jar can come off during cooking, putting consumers at risk of being burned by hot food and liquid “expelled” from the pressure cooker.
Sunbeam received 119 reports of cover leaks, and 99 reports of burns due to the malfunction. The CPSC advises owners of crockpots to “immediately stop” using the device in their “pressure cooker” mode, even if other functions such as slow cooking and sautéing remain safe.
Defective jars have date codes between K196JN and K365JN, and between L001JN and L273JN. Crock-Pot owners can find this code engraved on a tip in the electrical spine at the base of the device.
Crock-Pot offers customers free replacement covers, and product owners should go recall.crock-pot.com or call the company at 800-323-9519 during business hours for more information.