The possibility of consumers being either scalded or burned by Breville’s Fast Slow Cooker (BPR200) when the steam releases has led to the company issuing a recall. The problems lie with the white silicone lid gasket. Breville has discovered that if the white lid gasket is not inserted in the correct orientation and, contrary to the instructions provided in the product’s instruction manual, there is a possibility that pressure may build up and release unexpectedly.
Breville’s CEO, Jim Clayton said a new business management software system and discounting by retailers saw its 2015 full-year net profit fall 4.3% to $46.68 million. Revenue declined 2.7% as it rolled out home-branded products in Australia/New Zealand.