Tower® pressure cookers were recalled in Europe because the lid can open while there is still a dangerous amount of pressure inside the cooker, causing boiling-hot food to explode out of the pot and cause burn injuries to anyone standing nearby.
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Tower Pressure Cooker Recall
February 2019 — Safety officials in Europe have issued a recall for the stovetop TOWER® 6-Liter Stainless Steel One-Touch Pressure Cooker due to a burn injury risk.
Why Was the Pressure Cooker Recalled?
The problem is that the lid may open when the unit is still under pressure, causing an explosion of hot food and liquid. No injuries have been reported, but this type of accident can cause severe burn injuries to anyone who is near the pressure cooker.
What is the Problem?
The recall notice states that the recalled Tower® pressure cooker has “inadequate” safety devices that do not meet requirements of the Pressure Equipment Directive and the European standard EN 12778.
Tower Pressure Cooker Explosions
Pressure cookers are useful kitchen appliances because they cook food at temperatures above the boiling-point of water. Unfortunately, if the lid is opened when there is still pressure in the pot, extremely hot food and liquid can explode out of the pot and severely burn people.
What is the Risk?
If the lid of the pressure cooker is opened, there is a risk that the lid’s gasket can be ejected from the lid. This might allow hot liquid to explode out of the pot.
There is also another safety hazard in the lid, according to the recall notice:
“It is also possible that the upper part of the manometric rod may become partially detached and therefore the safe opening system no longer works properly.”
What Models Were Recalled?
The recall involve Tower® pressure cookers with Model #T90103 (located on the bottom of the pressure cooker) and Barcode #5055195872791 (printed on the box). They were sold at Argos and Robert Dyas in the U.K. and other parts of Europe.
What Should I Do?
Anyone who owns one of these recalled pressure cookers should stop using it immediately, even if you have not had problems, and contact the manufacturer for more information.
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