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CPSC, HSN LP Announce Recall of Welbilt Electronic Pressure Cookers

Jun 3, 2005 | The following product safety recall was conducted voluntarily by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Customers should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: Welbilt Electronic Pressure Cookers

Units: About 3,500

Manufacturer: DRECO, Ltd., formerly known as DaeRyuk Electronics, LTD, of Korea.

Distributor: HSN LP (previously referred to as the Home Shopping Network), of St. Petersburg, Fla.

Hazard: The lid on these pressure cookers can open prematurely while contents are under pressure, allowing hot contents to be expelled and causing a scald or burn injury to individuals in the immediate area.

Incidents/Injuries: HSN has received 20 reports that the lids opened prematurely while contents were under pressure, resulting in 16 reports of burn injuries, including at least one third degree burn.

Description: The recalled Welbilt Electronic Pressure Cooker was sold under model number PC501. The model number PC501 is located in three places: near the control panel, on the instruction/warning label near the bottom of the unit, and on the bottom of the product. The name "Welbilt" is located near the control panel. The pressure cooker measures 11-inches-high, 11-inches-wide and 15-inches-long and was sold in white.

Sold By: HSN through its toll-free number and its Web page from September 2001 through July 2002 for about $100. HSN purchased the product from Appliance Company of America, of Green Neck , NY and was not involved in the manufacturing or distribution of the product.

Manufactured in: Korea

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