Recall: HSN LP Recalls Ultrex-Brand Pressure Cookers Due to Burn Hazard

November 30, 2006
Alert #07-509

HSN LP Recalls Ultrex-Brand Pressure Cookers Due to Burn Hazard

The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: Ultrex-brand Pressure Cookers

Units: About 1,450

Importer: Innova Inc., of Davenport, Iowa.

Retailer: HSN LP (previously referred to as the Home Shopping Network), of St. Petersburg, Fla.

Hazard: The pressure cooker's lid can open while its contents are under pressure, allowing the hot contents to be expelled and causing burn injuries to bystanders.

Incidents/Injuries: HSN has received two reports of injuries which involve second and third degree burns to the upper arm and an unspecified burn injury.

Description: The recalled product is the Ultrex-brand 8-quart pressure cooker set, model number 11453. The set includes a pressure cooker and optional steamer basket. The model number is stamped on the bottom of the pot.

Sold by: HSN's television network, Web site, through its toll-free number and an employee store in St. Petersburg, Fla., from June 2003 through October 2004 for about $90.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should stop using these products immediately. HSN will provide a refund of the purchase price.

Consumer Contact: For more information, consumers should contact HSN at (877) 710-1527 anytime or visit their Web site at

Picture of Recalled Pressure Cooker