Whipped cream siphons are not the only kitchen utensils whose use exposes to serious incidents if they are defective. As revealed 60 million consumers, thousands of consumers unknowingly own a defective pressure cooker: following its investigation, the organization has just published the list pressure cooker models having been the subject of a recall in recent years for a failure of the security system.
Several testimonies of explosion of casseroles
Testimonial in support of readers, the magazine reports dreadful accidents, like a severely burned woman neck, chest and arms after the explosion of his pressure cooker of the Bäcken brand, bought three years earlier at the supermarket. She explains what happened:
“At the end of cooking, I turn to release the pressure, then I open it, without resistance. And there, there is a big boom, an explosion: the hot soup is everywhere on the walls, the floor, on me… Thank God, my daughter who was five feet away received nothing… ”
Another situation, that of a woman living in the Var who suffered the explosion of his casserole dish early January. “This time, fortunately, no injuries: the cover landed right at the feet of her husband, who owes his thick clothes not to have suffered from the hot splashes of liquid”, indicates 60 million consumers. Because it turns out that pressure cookers can be opened although still under pressure.
The pressure cooker can be opened while under pressure
This problem is not anecdotal since already in 2018, the administration reported several dangerous models (Bäcken, Arthur Martin and Artmétal …). These reminders, all linked to an official control campaign that spanned three years, were carried out by the Hauts-de-France regional directorate for the environment, planning and housing (Dreal). “Since then, the investigation has continued with complete discretion, leading to the identification of other models not meeting standards », Notes the magazine. This official control campaign revealed worrying shortcomings in the practices of certain pressure cooker manufacturers thanks to laboratory tests.
These have shown that since the pressure cooker can be opened while it is under pressure, the user is exposed to the violent projection of the lid and the hot food contained in the pressure cooker.
Thirteen models from nine different brands are affected
Despite this growing list of recalls, 60 million consumers deplore that buyers are not necessarily alerted. “Thousands of copies are therefore still with consumers. Remember to check your cupboards, ”recommends the newspaper. If no model of the most famous brands (Seb, Sitram, Lagostina, etc.) appears in the list, the recalled pressure cookers have sometimes been widely marketed, especially in supermarkets.
The organization also recommends showing the same vigilance when purchasing from large online sales sites (Amazon, Veepee, Cdiscount, etc.). Its list of all recalled models, registered between summer 2018 and the end of 2020, includes thirteen models from nine different brands (Tower, Herzberg, Berlinger Haus, Ogo Living …). If all manufacturing defects are different, the log already warned in an alert dating from 2018 against pressure cookers that work with a one-click lid locking system. Conclusion: consumers affected by one of the devices on the list should absolutely no longer use it.