June 14, 2006

Electronic Pressure Cookers Sold by QVC

Name of Product: Welbilt Electronic Pressure Cookers

Units: About 900

Retailer: QVC Inc., of West Chester, Pa.

Hazard: The lid on these pressure cookers can open prematurely while contents are under pressure, and hot contents can be expelled posing a burn hazard.

Description: The recalled electronic pressure cooker was sold under model number PC501. The model number PC501 is located in three places: near the control panel, on the instruction/warning label near the bottom of the unit, and on the bottom of the product. The name “Welbilt” is located near the control panel. The pressure cooker measures 11-inches-high, 11-inches-wide and 15-inches-long and was sold in white.

Sold by: QVC through its telemarketing channel, its web page and its toll-free number from March 2001 through April 2001 for at least $120.

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled pressure cookers immediately and contact QVC to receive a refund of the purchase price.

Consumer Contact: For more information, call QVC at (800) 367-9444 between 7 a.m. and 1 a.m. ET any day, or visit QVC’s web site at http://www.qvc.com/asp/frameset.asp?nest=/recalls.html&cm_re=HP-_-COPYRIGHT-_-PRODUCTRECALL&qic=y