Double Insight Recalls Multicookers Due to Fire Hazard; Sold Exclusively at Walmart
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: Gem 65 8-in-1 multicookers
Hazard: A manufacturer defect can cause the multicooker to overheat and melt on the underside, posing a fire hazard.
Consumer Contact: Double Insight toll-free at 888-891-1473 from 8:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. ET Monday through Friday and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET Saturday and Sunday or online at www.instantpot.com and click on "Product Recall" or visit www.gemmulticooker.com for more information.
Units: About 104,000
Description: This recall involves Gem 65 8-in-1 model multicookers, a multifunctional, programmable cooking appliance, which includes the functions of roasting, baking, stewing, slow cooking, rice cooking, searing/sautÃ©ing, steaming and food warming. Instant Pot is printed on the front of the multicookers. Gem 65 8-in-1 and a batchcode of 1728, 1730, 1731, 1734 or 1746 are printed on the rating label on the underside of the product.
Incidents/Injuries: Double Insight has received 107 reports of overheating, five resulting in minor property damage. No injuries have been reported.
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled multicookers, unplug the unit and return it to Walmart to receive a free replacement.
Sold exclusively at: Walmart stores nationwide and online at www.walmart.com from August 2017 through January 2018 for about $80.
Manufacturer: Foshan Linshine Technology Co., Guangdong, China
Importer: Double Insight Inc., of Canada
Distributor: Double Insight Inc., of Canada
Manufactured In: China