There have been nearly 20 reports of burn injuries, including second-degree burns and other serious burns, as a result of using the Insignia pressure cookers. The burns have been caused as a result of the contents of the pressure cookers spewing from the devices. Over 30 incident reports have been received by Best Buy regarding this potentially dangerous issue.
It is advised that people should immediately stop using the recalled pressure cookers.
Problem with the Pressure Cookers
On the inner pot of the pressure cooker, the volume markings are not correct. As a result, someone may fill the pressure cooker over and above the proper amount for food and/or liquids. This may cause hot fluids and food to be ejected from the pressure cooker when the device is opened up through the quick release or when the contents in the pressure cooker are pressurized, which creates a potential for burn injuries and hazards to people using the pressure cooker.
Description of the Pressure Cooker
There are approximately 930,000 units of the Insignia Multi-Function Pressure Cookers. The model numbers are NS-MC60SS8, NS-MC60SS9 or NS-MC80SS9 and they also appear on the side of the pressure cookers on the permanent on-product label. The model numbers for the inner cooker pots are NS-MCRP6NS9 and NS-MCRP6SS9, which are sold as replacements and separately from the pressure cookers.
The devices - electric pressure cookers and inner cooker pots – have a capacity of six-quarts and eight quarts. On the front of the units is the INSIGNIA name and it appears on the permanent on-product label. The inner cooker pots have a non-stick coating and markings setting forth the measurements for cups and liters.
Where Were the Pressure Cookers Sold?
The pressure cookers were sold at Best Buys throughout the country. The pressure cookers were also sold through Amazon.com and Bestbuy.com from October 2017 through June 2023. The cost for the pressure cookers ranged from $50 to $120.
Consumer Product Safety Commission
Here is a link to the Consumer Product Safety Commission website regarding the recall of the Insignia pressure cookers. The recall was issued on October 26, 2023. The recall number is 24-013.
Steps to Take if Injured by the Pressure Cooker
If you, or someone you know, has been injured as a result of using the Insignia pressure cookers, you may need to seek medical treatment depending upon the severity of the injury and the burn(s).
You should preserve the pressure cooker following treatment for your injuries and note the injuries that you have suffered as a result of the use of this kitchen appliance.
You may be entitled to compensation as a result of burn injuries suffered while using the pressure cooker. As a result, it is important to contact the experienced product liability attorneys and legal team at Shoop | A Professional Law Corporation. Shoop APLC has assisted many victims of defective products in obtaining monetary compensation due to the negligence of others or the existence of a dangerous and defective product, such as the Insignia pressure cooker.
Have You Suffered from a Catastrophic or Serious Injury as a Result of the Insignia Pressure Cooker? Contact Us Today.
Product liability cases can be complex and complicated since there may be multiple parties to hold liable for negligence and product defect. At Shoop | A Professional Law Corporation, our experienced Los Angeles product liability attorneys can sort through the details of your case and start the process of pursuing the manufacturer of the pressure cooker that caused your injuries while you focus on recovering from your injuries.
Our team has a strong track record of success in cases like these and we have recovered over a half billion $$$ for our clients. Learn how we can help you, too.
Call Shoop | A Professional Law Corporation at (866) 884-1717 to schedule a free consultation.