The company is recalling its Crock-Pot 6-Quart Express Crock Multi-Cookers, which were sold at major retailers including Wal-Mart, Target, and Amazon from July 2017 until earlier this month.
According to the Consumer Products Safety Commission, Sunbeam’s crockpots can start pressurizing before the lid is fully locked in place. The crock pot’s lid can then detach while cooking, putting consumers at risk of burns from hot food and liquid “ejecting” from the pressure cooker.
Sunbeam has received 119 reports of detaching lids, and 99 reports of burns due to the malfunction. The CPSC recommends owners of the crockpots “immediately stop” using the device in its “pressure cooker” mode, although other functions such as slow cooking and sautéing remain safe.
The defective crock pots have date codes between K196JN and K365JN, as well as between L001JN and L273JN. Crock-Pot owners can find this code engraved on a prong in the electrical plug at the base of the device.
Crock-Pot is offering customers free replacement lids, and owners of the product should go to recall.crock-pot.com or call the company at 800-323-9519 during business hours for more information.