Instant pot sold at Walmart recalled

Instant Pot recalled for fire hazard: popular cooking device can melt

Instant Pot asking consumers to stop using certain Gem 65 multicookers

The Consumer Product Safety Commission announced the recall of more than 100,000 Instant Pot-branded multi-cookers.

Owners of a defective Instant Pot model that's been deemed a melting and fire hazard can now have their unit replaced for free, thanks to a voluntary recall.

Double Insight says they received 107 reports of overheating, resulting in five incidents in minor property damage.

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Canada, consumers are warned that a manufacturer defect can cause the multicooker to overheat and melt on the underside, posing a fire hazard.

Batch codes can be found on a silver label on the bottom of the multicooker. Instant Pot has set up a website, https://www.gemmulticooker.com/, to help consumers determine whether or not their own cookers are affected.

The Instant Pots sold for about $80 from August 2017 to January, the safety commission said.

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The unit at risk is the Gem 65 8-in-1 multicooker. Unlike the Instant Pot that was a gift sensation over the holidays, this model can not be used as a pressure cooker.

The recall, issued March 1, 2018, is for the Gem 65 8-in-1 multicookers sold exclusively at Walmart, affecting about 104,000 unites.

The Gem 8-in-1 cooker under the recall alert has a batchcode of 1728, 1730, 1731, 1734 or 1746.

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