Breville recalled over 35,000 Fast Slow Cookers due to the risk of a pressure cooker explosion. There have been several reports of people who suffered devastating burns.
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Woman Horrifically Burned by Exploding Breville Fast Slow Cooker
In September 2016, an Australian woman named Carizza Borderos suffered horrific 2nd-degree burns when her Breville Fast Slow Cooker exploded boiling-hot food all over her left arm, neck and shoulder.
Mrs. Borderos, a 28 year-old mother with 2 children in school, was vacuuming just a few feet away from the Breville pressure cooker when the lid malfunctioned and exploded boiling-hot water and beef.
She drove herself to the emergency room and was admitted to Cairns Base Hospital for 5 nights with burns over 10% of her body. Doctors feared that her severe burns and blistered skin could become infected.
Mrs. Borderos later discovered that her Breville Fast Slow Cooker (Model No. BPR200) had been recalled in 2015 due to a faulty lid. Even so, she never received a recall notice, despite registering the product with her address when she purchased it from a store in 2013.
Was Your Breville Pressure Cooker Recalled?
In December 2015, Breville recalled 35,000 “Fast Slow Cookers” after 5 reports of steam or hot food exploding out of the pressure cooker. Five people suffered burns, including 2nd-degree burns to the hands, arms or stomach.
Breville warns that the lid gasket may be faulty:
“The sealing gasket 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.”
Pressure cookers with model number BPR600XL and batch numbers between 1235 and 1529 are included in the recall.
The recalled pressure cookers were sold at Bed Bath & Beyond, Best Buy, Macy’s, Sur la Table, Williams Sonoma, Amazon.com and BrevilleUSA.com from September 2012 to October 2015 for $180.
Pressure Cooker Explosions
Pressure cookers use hot steam to cook food faster and with less energy. As the temperature inside the pot rises, liquids boil and produce steam. The steam is trapped inside the pot with a locked-on lid. The pressure in the pot rises dramatically as the amount of steam increases. If the lid opens before the pressure is reduced to a safe level, the contents of the pressure cooker will explode out of the pot.
What is the problem?
The problem with pressure cooker explosions is that they often involve steam and sticky foods. Steam burns are not very deep, but they are very painful and often cover huge areas of skin. Sticky food that lands on the skin will typically cause deep 2nd-degree or 3rd-degree burns.
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