Multicookers sold at Walmart recalled for fire hazard


Owners of a defective Instant Pot model that's been deemed a melting and fire hazard can now have their unit replaced for free, thanks to a voluntary recall.

A recall has been issued for the Instant Pot multicooker due to a fire hazard. Batch codes can be found on a silver label on the underside of the cooker, on the bottom right side of the label, the post says. Around 104,000 cookers are included in the recall.

The overheating is the result of a tooling misalignment during the manufacturing process, which created a gap between the bottom of the inner pot and the top surface of the heating plate in the product, Double Insight says. No injuries have been reported.

If you're not located near a Walmart you can call the company at 1-888-891-1473 from 8:30 10:00 p.m. or go online to for information.

If you bought an Instant Pot at Walmart in the last few months, you should take a closer look at the label. "At the same time, the company should investigate whether safety issues are limited to just the recalled products-and if there are other products affected, it should expand its recall and its warnings to consumers".