Sunbeam Crockpot Recall Nearly 1 Million Pressure Cookers Ahead of Thanksgiving Due to Severe Burn Risk

Over 940,000 Crock-Pot 6-Quart Express Crock multi-cookers sold in the U.S. and Canada have been recalled due to a burn hazard, with around 100 severe burn injuries reported so far, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) said in a statement Thursday.

Sunbeam Products, the manufacturer, received 119 reports of lid detachment, which resulted in 99 injuries ranging in severity from first- to third-degree burns.

CPSC warned: "The recalled Crock-Pot multi-cooker can pressurize when the lid is not fully locked. This can cause the lid to suddenly detach while the product is in use, posing burn risks to consumers from hot food and liquids ejected from the product."

Customers are advised to contact the company to obtain a free replacement lid and "immediately stop using the recalled Crock-Pot in pressure cooker mode," while the product can still be used for slow cooking and sautéing.

"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," CPSC said.

Around 914,430 of the multi-cookers were sold in the U.S., while about 28,330 were sold in Canada.

The product was sold at Walmart, Target and other retail stores across the country as well as on Amazon and other online retailers at a price ranging between $70 and $100 from July 2017 to November 2020.

This recalled product's model number (SCCPPC600-V1) can be found on a label at the bottom of the unit.

"The multi-cookers were 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," the CPSC advised.

NYC Thanksgiving table cooking class 2016
A view of a table setting at a Thanksgiving cooking class in New York City, pictured on October 26, 2016. As Thanksgiving celebrations get under way, over 940,000 Crock-Pot 6-Quart Express Crock multi-cookers were recalled on Tuesday due to a burn hazard. Matthew Eisman/Getty Images for Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi

Back in January 2015, around 34,000 of Sunbeam's Holmes oil-filled heaters were recalled due to a scald hazard. The manufacturer received around 40 reports of units unexpectedly spraying heated oil and resulting in property damage, while no injuries were reported.

In May 2014, Sunbeam also recalled around 151,600 Holmes oscillating ceramic heaters due to a fire hazard. The company "received 132 reports of units that unexpectedly stopped working and/or overheating, resulting in one report of smoke inhalation and ten reports of property damage involving burned flooring," CPSC said.

Annually, deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the country more than $1 trillion, according to CPSC.