Home Shopping Network Agrees To Pay $800k Civil Penalty

HSN has agreed to pay a civil penalty of $875,000, according to a CPSC press release, settling allegations that HSN “failed to report in a timely manner, as required by federal law, serious injuries and hazards with the Welbilt Electronic Pressure Cookers.” The CPSC alleged that from 2001 to 2004, HSN received “at least 25 reports” from consumers that the cooking appliance was potentially unsafe. (In 2005 the cookers were recalled.)

“Under the Consumer Product Safety Act,” writes the CPSC, “Manufacturers, distributors and retailers are required to immediately report to CPSC information about products that could create a substantial risk of injury to the public or that create an unreasonable risk of serious injury or death.”

“Shopping Channel HSN Agrees to Pay $875,000 Civil Penalty” [CPSC]


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  1. Beld says:

    What a great choice of picture. I didn’t really look at it until after I read the summary, and I was definitely thinking “Corn Baller” as well.

  2. Parting says:

    ”potentially unsafe” uha, that’s how they call when pressure cooker BLOWS UP!!!

  3. brokennails says:

    Muy loco por los cornballs!

  4. brew400 says:

    i read it for the picture… gg

  5. namenomore says:


  6. Maurik says:

    Hahaha yeah cornballer!

  7. nlatimer says:

    It’s the carpenter who blames his shoddy [bleep] stupid corballin’ piece of [bleep]

  8. SpenceMan01 says:

    Anyone else find it humorous that the product in question has Welbilt (Well-built) in the name?

  9. theblackdog says:

    As a regular pressure cooker user, I have to wonder who thought it was a good idea to make this product? Just looking at the picture makes me think twice that this thing could be safe.

  10. machete_bear says:

    Everyone’s laughing and riding and cornholing except Buster.

  11. fluiddruid says:

    Does anyone have an icepack?!

  12. kris in seattle says:

    @machete_bear: Everytime I see Jessica Walters saying that line, I can’t stop laughing. Probably the FUNNIEST line in the whole show.

  13. upokyin says:

    Look what you did, you plopped it!

  14. WakefulD says:

    That’s a little cornball.

  15. 5h17h34d says:


    or 800k?

  16. brokennails says:

    @onetakedizzle: @nlatimer: @machete_bear: @fluiddruid: @WakefulD: I love all you guys.

  17. lostalaska says:

    The Cornballer can still be found in Mexico apparently…

  18. tiburon says:

    Am I touching something?

    Hot hot hot hot!!!!

  19. nardo218 says:

    @chouchou: Lol, really! Taht’s what I was thinking, there’s no small problem when a pressure cooker breaks. :)

    (My great-aunt-who’s-a-lesbian-SO-THERE,-MOM! has a scar on her face from the 50s when one exploded on her.)