Breville Recalls Electric Pressure Cookers

In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, Breville has issued a recall for its Fast Slow Cookers after receiving five reports of steam or hot contents escaping from the pressure cooker, resulting in burns to the user’s hands, arms or stomach.

According to information from the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the sealing gasket on the unit can be incorrectly inserted upside down on the lid, which can allow the unexpected release of built-up pressure. This poses a risk of burns to the user or consumers nearby, CPSC added.

This recall involves Breville 6-quart capacity domestic programmable electric pressure cookers with a brushed stainless steel construction and a 3-way safety system. The safety system consists of a locking lid, safety valve and a pressure release button. Pressure cookers with model number BPR600XL and batch numbers between 1235 and 1529 are included in the recall. The model number and batch code are located on the bottom of the unit. 

About 35,600 units were produced in China that were sold by Bed Bath & Beyond, Best Buy, Macy’s, Sur la Table and Williams Sonoma stores nationwide and online, and online at Amazon.com and BrevilleUSA.com from September 2012 through October 2015 for about $180.

Consumers are instructed to immediately stop using the recalled pressure cookers and contact Breville for a replacement sealing gasket and updated instructions.