Burn Hazard: Best Buy Recalls Insignia Pressure Cookers

November 3, 2023
Photo courtesy of Best Buy Best Buy recalls Insignia pressure cookers due to burn hazard.

According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) Recall number 24-013, Best Buy has recalled about 930,000 InsigniaTM  Multi-Function Pressure Cookers due to the potential for severe burns. The CPSC stated, “Best Buy has received 31 reports of incidents in which the contents of the pressure cookers were expelled under pressure, including 17 reports of burn injuries, some of which involved reports of second-degree and severe burns.”

The hazard is due to incorrect volume markings on the inner pot of the pressure cookers that can cause consumers to overfill the pot. This may cause hot food and liquids to be ejected when the pressure cooker is vented using the quick release method or opened while the contents are pressurized. 

The six- and eight-quart Insignia pressure cookers included in the recall are model numbers NS-MC60SS8, NS-MC80SS9 and inner cooker pots with model numbers NS-MCRP6NS9 and NS-MCRP6SS9, which are sold separately as replacements. The products were sold at Best Buy stores nationwide and online at bestbuy.com and amazon.com from October 2017 through June 2023 for prices ranging from $50 to $120. 

The CPSC stated that consumers should immediately stop using the recalled pressure cookers and contact Best Buy for a free replacement of the inner pot and floating locking valve for signaling pressure. To get your pressure cooker replaced, go to https://www.recallrtr.com/pc or www.bestbuy.com and click on “Pressure Cooker Recall” in the home page banner, or click on “Product Recalls” at the bottom of the home page under “Orders & Purchases. Customers can also call Best Buy toll free at 888-359-4485 during business hours to commence their replacement.