June 14, 2006
The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. 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: Welbilt Electronic Pressure Cookers
Units: About 900
Retailer: QVC Inc., of West Chester, Pa.
Hazard: The lid on these pressure cookers can open prematurely while contents are under pressure, and hot contents can be expelled posing a burn hazard.
Incidents/Injuries: QVC has no known reports of consumer incidents or injuries associated with this product. QVC is voluntarily implementing this recall based on 43 reports of failure incidents, including 37 reports of burn injuries, reported by another retailer that sold the same model Welbilt electronic pressure cooker. The known burn injuries include various degrees of burns, including at least four third degree burns.
Description: The recalled 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: QVC through its telemarketing channel, its web page and its toll-free number from March 2001 through April 2001 for at least $120.
Manufactured In: Korea
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled pressure cookers immediately and contact QVC to receive a refund of the purchase price.
Consumer Contact: For more information, call QVC at (800) 367-9444 between 7 a.m. and 1 a.m. ET any day, or visit QVC's web site at www.qvc.com
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to help ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals -– contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.
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