According to the CPSC, the recall was issued because the unit can pressurize when the lid is not fully locked, causing it to suddenly detach while in use. This can lead to burn risks to consumers from hot food and liquids contained inside the unit.
As of the November 24 recall, there have been 119 reports received by Crock-Pot, which is owned by Newell Brands, resulting in 99 burn injuries ranging in severity from first-degree to third-degree burns.
The CPSC said that 914,430 multi-cookers were sold at Walmart, Target, Amazon and other stores nationwide from July 2017 through November 2020 and priced between $70 and $100.
The Crock-Pot’s model number is SCCPPC600-V1, which is shown on the label on the bottom of the unit. The multi-cooker was manufactured between July 1, 2017, and October 1, 2018, with date codes K196JN through K365JN and L001JN through L273JN. The date code is engraved on one of the prongs of the electrical plug and on the bottom of the base.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled Crock-Pot in pressure cooker mode, but may continue to use it for slow cooking and sautéing. Consumers may contact Crock-Pot immediately to obtain a free replacement lid.
Consumers who continue using the multi-cooker in pressure cooker mode while waiting for the replacement lid should be certain the lid is securely turned to the fully locked position by aligning the arrow on the lid with the lock symbol on the base, the CPSC said.