The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission posted on December 22 that approximately 35,600 units of Breville USA Inc’s electric pressure cooker were recalled after the discovery that a sealing gasket may be incorrectly inserted upside down on the lid, leading to the release of built-up pressure that may burn the consumers.
There have been five reported cases of hot contents and steam coming out from the cooker that resulted in burns. One victim sustained second-degree burns to the hand, arm, and stomach.
The recalled product is a 6-quart capacity domestic programmable electric pressure cooker, according to the post. The product has a brushed stainless steel finish and includes a 3-way safety system, which consists of a safety valve, a pressure release button, and a locking lid. The model number is BPR600XL, with batch numbers from 1235 to 1529. They were sold at Bed, Bath and Beyond, Best Buy, Macy’s, Sur la Table, and Williams Sonoma stores nationwide.
The manufacturer advises consumers to halt all use of the product and contact them for a replacement sealing gasket and updated instructions.
If you have suffered burns due to the use of this negligently manufactured product, please consult with our product liability lawyers at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®. Call our Wisconsin offices at (414) 271-0900 today.