Instant Pot recalls units of multicooker model that were melting, overheating
Instant Pot has recalled units of one of its multicooker models due to a defect that can cause the product to overheat and melt, posing a fire hazard.
The recall involves one of Instant Pot's 14 models, the Gem 65 8-in-1 Multicooker, and five batch codes: 1728, 1730, 1731, 1734 and 1746.
About 104,000 units are affected, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, and they were sold only at Walmart stores.
"Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled multicookers, unplug the unit and return it to Walmart to receive a free replacement," according to the CPSC.