Breville Recalls Thousands of Pressure Cookers

Reported injuries from incorrectly inserted sealing gasket
December 22, 2015David Gill

BrevilleFastSlowCooker3x2The Breville Fast Slow Cooker
WASHINGTON—Breville has issued a recall of 35,600 of its Fast Slow Cookers due to a faulty sealing gasket, according to a statement from the U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission.

The statement said the sealing gasket could be incorrectly inserted upside down on the lid, which can allow the unexpected release of built-up pressure. This poses a risk of burns to the user or anyone nearby. Pressure cookers with model number BPR600XL and batch numbers between 1235 and 1529 are part of this recall.

CPSC said Breville has received five reports of steam or hot contents escaping from the pressure cooker, resulting in five reports of burns, including second-degree burns to the hands, arms or stomach.

The cookers were sold at Bed, Bath and Beyond, Best Buy, Macy’s, Sur la Table and Williams-Sonoma stores nationwide and online, and online at amazon.com and brevilleusa.com from September 2012 through October 2015.

CPSC directed consumers to stop using the recalled pressure cookers and contact Breville for a replacement sealing gasket and updated instructions.

David GillDavid Gill | Senior Editor
dgill@hfnmag.com

David Gill covers home textiles, small electrics housewares, personal-care products, cleaning products, mattresses, consumer electronics and major appliances. He also reports on retailers and writes about the business and financial side of both vendors and retailers. He has more than 30 years of experience in business journalism, and has worked for other publications and websites that cover consumer products from both the manufacturer and retailer sides. His outside interests include sports (he is a big fan of the New York teams and of British soccer), cooking, movies and theater. He occasionally enjoys a good cigar as well.

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