02/26/2018 13:45 EST | Updated 02/27/2018 10:03 EST

Instant Pot Multicookers At Risk Of Melting, Company Warns

The company has received "a small number of reports" that its Gem-65 8-in-1 multicookers are overheating.

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A photo of the Instant Pot Gem-65 8-in-1 multicooker, as posted on Instant Pot's Facebook page.

Canadian company Instant Pot is warning its customers that some models of its popular multicooker are prone to overheating and melting.

The company says it has received "a small number of reports" that its Gem 65 8-in-1 Multicooker can overheat, causing melting on the underside of the device.

The company says it believes only models with certain batch codes are affected, namely: 1728, 1730, 1731, 1734, and 1746.

To find the batch code on your model, look for a four-digit number on the silver label on the underside of your multicooker. The number is at the bottom right of the silver label.

The company is asking customers with the affected models "to immediately stop use of the product."

"We want you to know that we take any problem with our products extremely seriously as safety and quality are our primary concern, and we are working cooperatively with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)," Instant Pot said on its Facebook page.

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The company said it will provide updates on the situation.

Designed by a group of former Nortel employees in Ottawa, Instant Pot launched its first cookers in 2010. The appliance has since become a hot commodity for home cooks drawn to the ability to use it to slow cook, pressure cook, and sauté all in one device.

The company experienced a recall in 2015, when some of its Pot Smart-60 cookers were found to leak electricity, causing electrical shocks to users. Only four such incidents were reported by Instant Pot.

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