Williams-Sonoma store pulls pressure cookers from shelves following Boston bombing

pressure cookerLooking to buy a pressure cooker for that new recipe you’re wanting to try? The Natick Mall near Boston might not be the best place to shop.

In the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings, the mall’s Williams-Sonoma store has removed pressure cookers from its shelves. The bombers used pressure cookers as part of the explosive devices that killed three and wounded more than 180 people at last week’s race.

“It’s a temporary thing out of respect,” the store manager said.

Pressure cookers are still available on the Williams-Sonoma website, and other Boston-area stores that sell the cookers are keeping their shelves stocked, according to Patch.

Many people took to Twitter to voice their disapproval of the Williams-Sonoma store’s choice to remove pressure cookers, pointing out that other things sold in the kitchenware shop could also be used to inflict harm. Tweeters noted the dangers in knives, cheese graters and scissors.

Perhaps the best point was that a bomber would most likely purchase a much less expensive pressure cooker at a place like Walmart, instead of shopping at Williams-Sonoma.

Bring on the pressure cooker control legislation!

(h/t Twitchy)

Comments

Comments

  1. Rebecca says:

    That is so stupid to ban pressure cookers. I love cooking with mine. On another note, however, it just goes to show that banning guns is stupid as well. It is all in the hands of the user – be he/she a law abiding citizen or a nut case.

  2. ejhickey says:

    way beyond stupid!

  3. A.Smit says:

    Every single item in this store can be used to kill.Idiotic owners should close all stores to save lives.They can then feel blameless for any misdeeds.

  4. AnnS says:

    By all means; ban pressure cookers, they kill people.

    Better ideal.

    Ban muslims, they kill people.

  5. DiaaK says:

    I totally support WS for doing this.

    Yes, a gun or a knife can kill a person but how many ordinary appliances can be used to kill or maim thousands of people at one time?

    1. AnnS says:

      The muslim jihadist that was going to blow up a Fed building in Illinois bought most everything he needed at Sally’s Beauty Supplies.

      Or if one really gets desperate, they could canvas cattle ranches and collect cow patties.

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