Instant Pot Gem Multi pressure Cooker overheating & melting : Fact Check
Viral Message: I received my Instant Pot Gem Multi Cooker. And I've used it about 4 times and loved it. Needless to say, as I was preparing dinner today I noticed the bottom seemed to be comming apart.
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WARNING: Instant Pot Gem 8 in 1 Multicooker!
I received my Instant Pot Gem Multi Cooker as a christmas gift.
And I've used it about 4 times and loved it. Needless to say, as I was preparing dinner today I noticed the bottom seemed to be comming apart. so curiously I picked it up and seen the bottom had melted and burnt the wires!
They claim this to be a safe product on the website, But this could have cost me my home and at worst my family! Please check yours to see if you have one of these 4 digit batchcodes 1728, 1730, 1731, 1734, and 1746.
if you contact Instant Pot they will tell you to stop using it immediately, but I searched everywhere online and there is no recall 😳
which scares me because they're aware of this issue and they're not making it known unless you contact them.
(Please share) lets keep family's safe
Viral Message Verification:- This post regarding the Pot pressure cooker meltdown is widely shared across the social media.
It is a true message as also claimed by the Instant Pot company itself on its facebook page.
It says on a facebook post dated 18 Feb
Dear Valued Customers,
We have received a small number of reports of the Gem 65 8-in-1 Multicooker overheating, resulting in localized melting damage to the underside of the product. We believe the problem only affects batchcodes 1728, 1730, 1731, 1734, and 1746. To verify the 4-digit batchcode, locate the silver label on the underside of the product. The batchcode is the 4-digit number located at the bottom right of the label. We want you to know that we take any problem with our products extremely seriously as safety and quality are our primary concern, and we are working cooperatively with the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).
We anticipate providing updated information and next steps regarding receiving a replacement Gem 65 8-in-1 Multicooker within the next few weeks. In the meantime, 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.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our Customer Care team at 1.800.828.7280 x2. We are truly sorry for the inconvenience