QVC is recalling approximately 900 pressure cookers sold on the home shopping channel in 200 and 2001 because the products present a burn hazard to consumers. While QVC has not received any reports of injuries, another retailer that sold the same model – Welbilt Electronic Pressure Cookers – has received 43 reports of product failure, 37 of which involved burn injuries.
According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission:
The lid on these pressure cookers can open prematurely while contents are under pressure, and hot contents can be expelled posing a burn hazard…The recalled electronic pressure cooker was sold under model number PC501. The model number PC501 is located in three places: near the control panel, on the instruction/warning label near the bottom of the unit, and on the bottom of the product. The name “Welbilt” is located near the control panel. The pressure cooker measures 11-inches-high, 11-inches-wide and 15-inches-long and was sold in white.
Read the full press release for the pressure cooker recall.