Instant Pot is a popular programmable pressure cooker for kitchen connoisseurs and novices alike, but it comes with the dangerous possibility of causing severe injuries.
Defective and malfunctioning pressure cookers like the Instant Pot have the potential to cause major burns from explosion or overflows.
Instant Pot has been a go-to kitchen electronic because of its convenience and efficient cooking method. Instant Pot has regularly maintained a top position on Amazon which has given way to its bolstering popularity among the consumer market.
Even though it is heralded with safety measures, such as pressure regulators or anti-blockage vents, there is still the possibility of faulty assembly. Instant Pot reaches temperatures of up to 250 degrees. Should the lid accidentally open before the pressure has subsided, anybody nearby could be harmed by an explosion of contents, resulting in severe burns.
Instant Pot Recalls
In 2015, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced that the “Instant Pot Smart” and “Instant Pot Smart 60” were recalled due to reports of electrical burns. Link to 2015 Instant Pot recall notice: Instant Pot Pressure Cookers Recalled by Double Insight Due to Shock Hazard (Recall Alert)
On March 1, 2018, the manufacturer of Instant Pot announced in conjunction with the CPSC that they were recalling the popular “Gem 65 8-in-1 multicooker” due to a manufacturer defect can cause the multicooker to overheat and melt on the underside, posing a fire hazard. Link to 2018 Instant Pot recall notice: Double Insight Recalls Multicookers Due to Fire Hazard; Sold Exclusively at Walmart
Pressure Cooker Injuries
- Severe burns
- Permanent scarring
- Skin graft surgery
- Property damage