Instant Pot Cooker Recall: Specific Models Are Melting

February 26, 2018

Instant Pots were on the rage last Christmas season. For a good reason, too. Who doesn't love an all-in-one appliance?


Instant Pots can include several awesome features: pressure cooker, rice cooker, slow cooker, steamer, saute, and can even be used for making yogurt. These products claim to help make dinner 70 percent faster.

According to Snopes, several Instant Pots have been recalled due to several of them overheating. Not all Instant Pot cookers are being recalled, only five models.


There was a report in February 2018, when a Michigan woman claimed that her Gem 65 8-1 Multicooker began to melt. Vanessa LaClair wrote this on Facebook:



According to Instant Pot's post on Facebook, only five models were affected. The batch codes are 1728, 1730, 1731, 1734, and 1746. Even though there were only a "small number of reports," the company decided to recall those five models.


"We want you to know that we take any problem with our products extremely seriously as safety and quality are our primary concern, and we are working cooperatively with the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)," Instant Pot wrote.



"We anticipate providing updated information and next steps regarding receiving a replacement Gem 65 8-in-1 Multicooker within the next few weeks. In the meantime, we are asking all our customers with a Gem 65 8-in-1 Multicooker from batch codes 1728, 1730, 1731, 1734, and 1746 to immediately stop use of the product," the company continued in their post.


Instant Pot assured their customers that they would receive a free replacement if they had a cooker with one of the batch codes. For further information, you can contact their customer care center at 1-800-828-7280.


Do you have one of these? Be sure to inform your family and friends if they have an Instant Pot. In unrelated news, a 14-year-old writes a poem, but when read backward, your mouth will hit the floor! Check it out here!

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