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104,000 Instant Pot multicookers recalled due to fire hazard

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(Meredith) – Double Insight is recalling 104,000 multicookers after discovering a defect can cause them to overheat and melt on the underside, posing a fire hazard.

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These products were sold exclusively at Walmart and involve the Gem 65 8-in-1 model multicookers, a multifunctional, programmable cooking appliance.

The multicookers are capable of:

  • Roasting
  • Baking
  • Stewing
  • Slow cooking
  • Rice cooking
  • Searing/sautéing
  • Steaming
  • Food warming

“Instant Pot” is printed on the front of the multicookers. The product contains the following batchcodes, which are located on the rating label on the underside of the cookers.

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  • 1728
  • 1730
  • 1731
  • 1734
  • 1746

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled multicookers, unplug the unit and return it to Walmart to receive a free replacement.

[Click Here To View The Recall On The US Consumer Product Safety Commission's Website]

Double Insight has received 107 reports of overheating and five of those resulted in minor property damage.

No injuries have been reported.

The cookers were sold exclusively at Walmart stores nationwide and online at www.walmart.com from August 2017 through January 2018 for about $80.


Information for this article was provided by the US Consumer Product Safety Commission.

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