The CPSC Announced The REcall Of Wlbilt Pressure Cookers. 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.
HSN Received Reports That Lid Open While Under Pressure
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