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Instant Pot Recalls Multicookers Due to Fire Hazard

Instant Pots are wildly popular right now so we really wanted to be sure you saw this notice. Instant Pot recalls multicookers due to fire hazard.

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Name of Instant Pot Being Recalled

This recall is for the Gem 65 8-in-1 model multicookers, a multi-functional, programmable cooking appliance. It includes the functions of roasting, baking, stewing, slow cooking, rice cooking, searing/sautéing, steaming and food warming. Instant Pot is printed on the front of the multicookers.

Models Being Recalled?

Gem 65 8-in-1 and a batchcode of 1728, 1730, 1731, 1734 or 1746 are printed on the rating label on the underside of the product. Instant Pot makes 14 models, and the Gem 65 8-in-1 is the only one that is oval.
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Why Recalled?

A manufacturer defect can cause the multicooker to overheat and melt on the underside, posing a fire hazard. The overheating is the result of a tooling misalignment during the manufacturing process, which created a gap between the bottom of the inner pot and the top surface of the heating plate in the product, Double Insight, the Ottawa-based importer and distributor of the multicooker, said on its website.

Where Were The Instant Pots Sold?

These were exclusively sold at Walmart stores nationwide and online at www.walmart.com from August 2017 through January 2018 for about $80.

What Should you Do?

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled multicookers, unplug the unit and return it to Walmart to receive a full refund or contact Double Insight to receive a free replacement.

Any Injuries?

Double Insight has received 107 reports of overheating, five resulting in minor property damage. No injuries have been reported.

Company Contact

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 online at www.instantpot.com and click on “Product Recall” or visit www.gemmulticooker.com for more information.

Date Recall Was Issued

March 1, 2018

Number of Products Recalled

About 104,000

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Trish

Trish is one of the owners of Hip Homeschool Moms. She has been married to her best friend, David, for 22 years and they have three sons (ages 19, 17 and 15). Trish is from the coast of North Carolina, but they now live in rural West Tennessee on a 40+ acre farm. She has been homeschooling since 2009 and her homeschool style leans towards a Montessori approach with a heavy emphasis on hands-on learning. Trish’s family is Messianic and they love studying the Scriptures, learning Hebrew and growing in their faith and walk daily. In her spare time, Trish loves to travel, write, work in their garden and can regularly be found trying to learn something new, modeling that learning is indeed a life-long endeavor!

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