You know that it can be dangerous to buy a cooking product from some no-name company overseas, so you’re cautious. You look for well-known manufacturers. You read product reviews. You follow the directions on whatever item you buy when you use it.
Yet, disaster can still happen. Even well-known manufacturers can put out dangerous, defective products that can lead to serious injuries.
Crock-Pot recalls nearly one million pieces of cookware
The recall applies to Crock-Pot’s 6-Quart Express Crock Multi-Cookers that were manufactured between July 1, 2017, and October 1, 2018, with date codes K196JN through K365JN and L001JN through L273JN and model number SCCPPC600-V1. Most were purchased through Walmart, Target and Amazon, although it’s possible they were sold through other retailers as well.
According to the notice filed with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the cookware can pressurize when the lid isn’t fully locked. That can lead the lid to suddenly detach, ejecting hot liquids and food on unwary consumers and causing serious burn injuries.
The recall is voluntary, but don’t rush to commend Crock-Pot for the action: Sunbeam Products (it’s parent company) received 119 reports of problems with the lids on these crock-pots, and 99 people have suffered burn injuries as a result — some of them quite seriously.
When you’re injured by a defective product, take action
Multi-cookers and crock pots are among the favorite tools in American kitchens. Consumers need to be careful, however, that they don’t fall victim to defective models.
When injuries happen because a product is defective and unreasonably dangerous, assert your right to compensation. An attorney can help you understand the steps to take next.