Check your kitchen to see if you have one of these Crock-Pot brand pressure cookers.
Parent company Sunbeam Products just announced that almost one million units are being recalled for potentially dangerous lids that do not close properly. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, 119 reports of lid detachment have been received by the company, 99 of which led to burn injuries of varying severity.
The dangerous lid malfunction can occur in the pressure cooking mode, when the built-up steam can force the unit open.
Courtesy of Sunbeam Products
The item included in the recall is the Crock-Pot Express 6-Quart Crock Multi-Cooker, manufactured between July 2017 and October 2018. Look for model SCCPPC600-V1 printed on the bottom of the unit, as pictured above. You will also need to inspect the engraved prong of the power cord, to look for date codes K196JN through K365JN and L001JN through L273JN.
Approximately 942,000 of these multi-cookers were sold both nationally and in Canada at retailers like Walmart, Target, and various online stores.
What to Do Next
All you have to do is go to the recall website and enter the manufacturing date code found on your unit's label. If it is covered, you'll be directed to provide additional information so that Sunbeam can send you a new lid.
You don't have to return the cooker; you should just not use it on the pressure-cooking mode until the new part arrives. The slow-cooking and sautéeing modes are still safe to use with your existing lid. You can call Sunbeam Customer Service at 1-800-323-9519 to speak to someone about initiating your claim as well.
Do you have one of these Crock-Pot Express Multi-Cookers? Have you ever experienced issues with the lid? Let us know in the comments!