Williams-Sonoma Pulls Pressure Cookers Out Of Massachusetts Stores

Two weeks ago, two improvised explosive devices detonated near the finish line of the Boston Marathon, killing three spectators and injuring hundreds more. The bombs were made from pressure cookers filled with gunpowder and shrapnel. Pressure cookers, which use an airtight seal to trap steam and cook food above the normal boiling point of water, aren’t popular cooking tools in American homes today, but they are commonly available. At Williams-Sonoma stores, for example. Except in the Boston area: Patch reports that stores around there have temporarily pulled pressure cookers from their shelves.

“It’s a temporary thing out of respect,” the manager of one store told a Patch reporter. Other retailers in and around Boston have not done the same.

Williams-Sonoma Pulls Pressure Cookers Off Shelves in Massachusetts, Including Derby Street Store [Patch]
Boston bombs were pressure cookers filled with metal [USA Today]