The recalled pressure cookers can discharge steam at lower pressures than intended, posing a burn hazard to consumers.
This recall involves Nutrex pressure cookers with model number 2153. The pressure cookers are silver colored with black handles. A blue gasket is attached on the inside of the cover. Model number 2153.DW, the month and year of production and Rena Ware are stamped on the bottom of the unit. “DONG WON” is stamped on the base of the main valve. “DWM” is stamped on the blue gasket.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled pressure cookers and contact Rena Ware for a free repair. Rena Ware is contacting all known purchasers directly.
The firm has received 13 reports of unintended depressurization, including five reported burn injuries.
Rena Ware International Inc., of Bellevue, Wash.
This recall was conducted, voluntarily by the company, under CPSC’s Fast Track Recall process. Fast Track recalls are initiated by firms, who commit to work with CPSC to quickly announce the recall and remedy to protect consumers.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risk of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product-related incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products has contributed to a decline in the rate of injuries associated with consumer products over the past 50 years.
Federal law prohibits any person from selling products subject to a Commission ordered recall or a voluntary recall undertaken in consultation with the CPSC.