Instant Pot Recall? -The Real Story and What You Need to Know!

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The last few days I have seen LOTS of posts about an “Instant Pot recall” on Facebook and even on our local news channel. After looking at the official statement from the company it seems there is a lot of misinformation floating around!

The first thing to know is that the vast majority of Instant Pots are NOT related to this situation and it isn’t officially a recall! The problems being addressed by the company are al related to the 8-in-1 Multicooker, not the standard Instant Pot that most have. Here are the details straight from the Instant Pot Facebook page:

“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.”

Instant Pot LUX60 V3 6 Qt 6-in-1 Muti-Use Programmable Pressure Cooker, Slow Cooker, Rice Cooker, Sauté, Steamer, and WarmerInstant Pot LUX60 V3 6 Qt 6-in-1 Muti-Use Programmable Pressure Cooker, Slow Cooker, Rice Cooker, Sauté, Steamer, and Warmer

I hope that clears things up and makes most people feel more comfortable about using their Instant Pot again!! If you’re looking for recipes to use with YOUR Instant Pot, we have a few for you to try:

Instant Pot Chicken Teriyaki

This Pressure Cooker Chicken Teriyaki recipe uses only a few ingredients to make a homemade teriyaki sauce that tastes delicious from the pressure cooker or Instant Pot! Serve with rice for an easy dinner idea!

Instant Pot Ground Beef Goulash

Instant Pot Honey Sesame Chicken


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  1. Bernie Wallace says:

    I don’t own one of these but the information that you shared is good to know. It is important to make sure that you are aware of all recalled products. Thanks for sharing.

  2. shelly peterson says:

    I don’t own one but this is good info to know. Thanks for sharing.

  3. I don’t have an instant pot, but the information is very useful. The info would lead me personally to not purchase a particular brand that’s issued a recall.

  4. I’ve been wanting to get one. Thank you for clearing this up!

  5. I have seen a few post about instant pot recalls all so but, I’m glad to hear many instants post like the one I have is not listed. I have yet to use mine but, my daughter in-law loves hers and cooks in it daily. Since seeing your food recipes images above I think I’ll pull mine out this week and give it a try!

  6. I don’t have one of these hot pots. But several of my friends do and I’m going to let them know right now about this recall and direct them to your post in case they don’t know about these product issues already.

  7. I had no idea about instant pot recalls, but as with most items, there are often times recalls for various defects or malfunctions and it doesn’t always apply to every brand. I am glad that you shared the instant pot recall real story!

  8. Yikes, heard about this a few months back. Relieved that it wasn’t the pressure cooker models. I thought they were really safe and reliable, guess everything is just marketed

  9. I have the Instant Pot Duo Plus 60 9 in 1 and I was making rice tonight and the unit overhead and melted outed the whole bottom of the pot on the left side of the machine. Thank god we were right in the kitchen as it could of caught fire. Called customer service but they are closed for Queens Day today May 21, 2018. I loved my IP but this scared me. Mine is a different model tHan listed in your story, I purchased this thru Amazon

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