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Safety Alert

Rena Ware Recalls Nutrex Pressure Cookers Due to Burn Hazard

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: Nutrex pressure cookers

Hazard: The recalled pressure cookers can discharge steam at lower pressures than intended, posing a burn hazard to consumers.

Remedy: Repair

Recall date: August 2, 2018

Units: About 700

Consumer Contact: Rena Ware toll-free at 877-736-2487 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, by email at CustomerService@RenaWare.com, or online at http://www.renaware.com and click on the "Consumer Notifications" link at the bottom of the page for more information.

Description: 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.

Remedy: 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. Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received 13 reports of unintended depressurization, including five reported burn injuries.

Sold At: Through Rena Ware sales representatives from December 2015 through June 2018 for between $750 and $820.

Importer: Rena Ware International Inc., of Bellevue, Wash.

Distributor: Rena Ware International Inc., of Bellevue, Wash.

Manufactured In: South Korea