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Several Instant Pots Are Melting and Overheating

Country Living logo Country Living 2/26/2018 Jessica Leigh Mattern

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If This Is Us has left you questioning the safety of using your kitchen gadgets, you're not going to like this news. Some Instant Pot appliances have been overheating and melting, leading the company to issue a new safety warning.

Instant Pot recently alerted customers on Facebook that they should stop using their multicooker if they have a particular version. "We are asking all our customers with a Gem 65 8-in-1 Multicooker from batchcodes 1728, 1730, 1731, 1734, and 1746 to immediately stop use of the product," the message reads. Several buyers have reported melting, overheating, and evidence of damage to their machine.

While there's been no official recall announced by the company, they are warning customers to check their appliances and report any issues.

According to the Facebook page, several customers are angry about the company's slow response and lack of communication. "It's not a few customers," one wrote. "There are countless people who have been waiting months since receiving this message as an email."

Other unhappy owners want the company to make the next steps clear. "You are posting the same form letter you send when anyone asks what the next step is," another wrote. "It was a few weeks, weeks ago. Stop resetting the clock and make this right."

To determine whether your Instant Pot is included in this group, you'll need to find the four digit "batchcode" on the underside. Towards the bottom right corner of the label, you'll find the code. If it's a part of the following batches - 1728, 1730, 1731, 1734, and 1746 - you should unplug it and stop using it for good.

For now the company has not announced any plans to reimburse customers or replace the products, though they are working with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.

(h/t Cooking Light)

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