Calling all Instant Pot devotees: you may want to double check your multicooker's model and batch numbers ASAP, because the manufacturer just issued a rather alarming warning. "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," the company warned in a recent Facebook post. Yikes! A side of melted plastic with your pressure-cooked chicken soup, anyone?
The overheating issue is only affecting batchcodes 1728, 1730, 1731, 1734, and 1746. To see if your Instant Pot has one of these batchcodes, check the underside of the appliance for a silver label, which will have a four-digit number in the bottom right corner. If your Instant Pot happens to have one of these batchcodes, the manufacturer advised customers to "immediately stop use of the product" and added that more updates and information about receiving a replacement will be announced in the following weeks.