The Canadian company behind one the holiday season’s hottest gifts, the Instant Pot, has issued a recall for some of their multicooker devices.
Instant Pot said a “small number of reports” have been made about their products malfunctioning, resulting in “localized melting damage to the underside of the product.” However, the recall only applies to a small number of their multicookers — which are not pressure cookers.
When news began circulating of the recall, many Canadians became worried that the malfunctioning devices would explode, considering some of their products offer functionality as a pressure cooker as well as a slow cooker, rice cooker, steamer, and warmer. But the recall only applied to the Gem 65 8-in-1 multicooker: a device that doesn’t include pressure cooker as one of its eight cooking options.
On Facebook, Instant Pot wrote “We believe the problem only affects batchcodes 1728, 1730, 1731, 1734, and 1746.”
“We want you to know that we take any problem with our products extremely seriously as safety and quality are our primary concern, and we are working cooperatively with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.”
The company is asking anyone with the batch codes 1728, 1730, 1731, 1734, and 1746 to stop using their Gem product immediately, and reach out to the company for a free replacement. The four-digit code can be found on the underside of the multicooker on the bottom right.