WASHINGTON (WKOW) -- Following a recent warning from the company, the U.S. Product Safety Commission today issued a recall for one model of the popular Instant Pot multicooker.
The recall, issued March 1, 2018, is for the Gem 65 8-in-1 multicookers sold exclusively at Walmart, affecting about 104,000 unites.
A manufacturer defect can cause the multicooker to overheat and melt on the underside, posing a fire hazard, according to the recall notice.
The Gem 65 8-in-1 model multicooker is a multifunctional, programmable cooking appliance, which 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.
Gem 65 8-in-1 and a batch code of 1728, 1730, 1731, 1734 or 1746 are printed on the rating label on the underside of the product.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled multicookers, unplug the unit and return it to Walmart to receive a free replacement.
Double Insight has received 107 reports of overheating, five resulting in minor property damage. No injuries have been reported.
The units were sold exclusively at Walmart stores nationwide and online at www.walmart.com from August 2017 through January 2018 for about $80.