Sunbeam is recalling about a million of its Crock-Pot 6-Quart Express Multi-Cookers due to a defect with the lid that has led to dozens of burn injuries, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).
The recall is being initiated because a multi-cooker can pressurize when the lid is not fully locked. This can cause the lid to suddenly detach while the product is in use, potentially ejecting hot foods onto consumers and posing burn risks. Sunbeam has received 119 reports of lid detachment resulting in 99 burn injuries ranging in severity from first-degree to third-degree burns.
About 914,430 of the Crock-Pots were sold in the United States and an additional 28,330 were sold in Canada. The Crock-Pots were purchased at retails stores nationwide including Walmart and Target, as well as online at Amazon and other online retailers from July 2017 through November 2020 for between $70 to $100.
This recall involves Crock-Pot 6-Quart Express Crock Multi-Cookers, Model Number SCCPPC600-V1, which is shown on the label on the bottom of the unit. The multi-cookers were manufactured between July 1, 2017, and Oct. 1, 2018, with date codes K196JN through K365JN and L001JN through L273JN. The date code is engraved on one of the prongs of the electrical plug and on the bottom of the base.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled Crock-Pot in pressure cooker mode, but may continue to use it for slow cooking and sautéing. Those who have defective Crock-Pots should contact the company immediately to obtain a free replacement lid at 800-323-9519 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at recall.crock-pot.com.
Anyone who wishes to continue using the multi-cooker in pressure cooker mode while waiting for the replacement lid should be certain the lid is securely turned to the fully locked position by aligning the arrow on the lid with the lock symbol on the base, Sunbeam says.