Pressure Cookers Recalled By Manttra Inc. Due to Burn Hazard

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 21, 2007
Release #08-147

Firm’s Recall Hotline: (877) 962-6887
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

 

Pressure Cookers Recalled By Manttra Inc. Due to Burn Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Pressure Cookers

Units: About 38,250

Importer: Manttra Inc., of Virginia Beach, Va.

Manufacturer: TTK Prestige Ltd., of India

Hazard: If the pressure cookers are not closed properly, the lid can separate and allow hot contents to spill out. This poses a risk of burns to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: Manttra has received two reports of hot contents spilling out of the pressure cookers, resulting in minor burn injuries.

Description: This recall involves Manttra Smart Series five-piece stainless steel multi cooker sets. The set includes a pressure lid, glass lid, steamer basket, wire trivet, and stock/pressure pot. Model/code number 38270 is stamped on the base of the 8-quart stainless steel cooker.

Sold at: Major department stores nationwide from June 2003 through April 2007 for between $70 and $100.

Manufactured in: India

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the pressure cookers and contact Manttra Inc. to receive a new replacement pressure valve (ZPD valve).

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Manttra Inc. toll-free at (877) 962-6887 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.manttra.com

Picture of Recalled Pressure Cooker