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Recall: Instant Pot Multicookers May Pose Fire Hazard

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March 1, 2018 -- If you bought an Instant Pot at Walmart in the last few months, you should take a closer look at the label.

Certain models of the Gem 65 8-in-1 Multicooker are being recalled by their distributor because they can overheat, posing a fire hazard.

Double Insight, the company that imports the appliances from China, has received more than 100 reports of the pots overheating and melting on the bottom. In five cases, this has caused minor property damage.

To see if your Instant Pot is part of the recall, turn it over and look at the code in the lower right corner of the label on the bottom. Where it says “Date,” if it has codes 1728, 1730, 1731, 1734, or 1746, you should unplug it and return it to Walmart for a free replacement.

For more information, call Double Insight toll-free at 888-891-1473 from 8:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. ET Monday through Friday and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET Saturday and Sunday. Or go online at www.instantpot.com and click on “Product Recall,” or visit www.gemmulticooker.com.

WebMD Health News Brief Reviewed by Arefa Cassoobhoy, MD, MPH on March 01, 2018


Consumer Product Safety Commission, March 1, 2018.

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