The Rapid Alert System for Non-Food Products (RAPEX)

Alert number: 0271/06



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Type of alert: Serious

Category: Kitchen/cooking accessories


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Risk type: Injuries
- The construction of the pressure cooker does not comply with the specific requirements for incorrect assembling or closing.

- The value of 50 kPa was reached during the test for incorrect fitting (the pressure in the vessel reached the value higher than 4 kPa). Under this situation the initial (unwilling) opening of the lid could be caused by torque of approximately 0.5 Nm on the arm of the lid and the user could be hit by immediate release of the accumulated pressure, hot steam escape and splashing of hot water.

- The sealing of the pressure cooker crashed during the test of resistance to deformation of the body and the lid.

- The pressure rose during the test evenly and when the pressure of the value 290 kPa was reached, the strong explosion of the pressure cooker was caused without any previous signals.

This product does not comply with the Pressure Equipment Directive and the relevant standards.

There was an explosion, but injuries connected with this type of product have not been reported yet.

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Sales ban ordered by the authority.

Description:  Pressure cooker made of stainless steel “BREMI International”

Country of origin: Unknown

Alert submitted by: Czech Republic