Skip to comments.Williams-Sonoma Pulls Pressure Cookers Off Shelves in Massachusetts
Posted on 04/23/2013 7:27:33 AM PDT by Lazamataz
Following the Boston Marathon bombing last Monday in which pressure cookers were used for the explosion, the cookware giant has decided to temporarily stop selling the items in their Massachusetts stores.
Williams-Sonoma, the specialty retailer of home furnishings and gourmet cookware with over 250 stores in the United States, has pulled pressure cookers from their shelves following the Boston Marathon bombing.
"It's a temporary thing out of respect," said Kent, who is the Store Manager of the Williams-Sonoma at the Natick Mall. He referred Patch to corporate for further questions. Williams-Sonoma also has a local branch at Legacy Place in Dedham.
Pressure cookers will still be available on the Williams-Sonoma website.
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CRIMINALS AND TERRORISTS WILL STILL HAVE ACCESS TO THESE DEATH-DEALING DEVICES OF DEATHLY DELICIOUS DEATH???
UNACCEPTABLE! IN KEEPING WITH FINEST LIBERAL TRADITION, I DEMAND A PRESSURE-COOKER-CONTROL BILL!!!!
If it saves one child, it's worth it.
Paying the Williams-Sonoma price for a pressure cooker only to blow it up? That would have to be one dumb terrorist!
So my first reaction to buy an All American pressure canner before they were banned was not crazy...
You know that insane people can still buy them at pot shows and on the internet.
The guys’ funding exceeded that of the common person who had to worry about any sort of budget.
CLOSE THE COOKING SHOW LOOPHOLE!!!1!!!
Why not ban all boats too? They are known hiding places for terrorists.
Let’s also do away with busses since bus drivers have caused horrific death, and cars due to drunk drivers.
It’ll be a Willie Green dreamworld, trains will be the only.. oops, wait.
Trains need to be done away with due to engineers causing accidents while drunk or high.
And no more planes due to drunk pilots.
Does this cookware giant realize how dippy their action is?
When pressure cookers are outlawed, only outlaw grannies will be making apple butter!
I'll never buy another thing from Williams-Sonoma!
Oh - wait. I don't shop there now...
This has got to be the most stupid thing I’ve ever seen.
It’s insanity that we now consider a pressure cooker as an item that has the ability to offend someone. Will Home Depot, Menards, and Lowe’s follow suit by removing all nails from their shelves?
Terrorists are patient people. They can order what they need from QVC, or LLBean. They can drive over the border; Massachusetts is not a large state. The can go see what Target has to offer. Silly of WS to think only they have what a terrorist needs.
What a silly knee jerk reaction. And why? Hasn’t the government assured us these two brothers were acting alone?
Nothing like curing a headache by cutting off the head...
We laugh at the absurdity of this stuff, and then it actually happens. Amazing.
Brilliant! Mayor Napoleon Bloomapart is looking into putting you on his staff!
So will hardware stores stop selling batteries, wire, nails, etc?
This is goofy.
America will not be safe until there is a pressure cooker registry, background checks prior to the sale of pressure cookers, a 14-day waiting period prior to the purchase of a pressure cooker and a ban on high capacity pressure cookers. The government should begin a pressure-cooker amnesty program where people can drop off unregistered pressure cookers with no questions asked.
people like this show a lack of common sense and reasonableness and make the terrorists smile.
America has gone quite, merrily, insane.
I will give up my skillet when they pry my cold, dead hands from around it!
What happened to America? Are we a bunch of panicky little wet nosed girls?
That’s fine with me, I could never get them to work right anyway. Either the food would come out complete mush, or undercooked.
ROTFLOL!! This is so stupid of Williams Sonoma.....do not even know where to begin.
This is goofy.
This is liberalism.
This country has become a country of victim ghouls and PC appeasers that have taken common sense to a sublimely warped sense of idiocy. Victims are idolized, memorialized, commemorated, and yes, compensated while the groups with agendas against this or that hated-conservative freedom try to tie the disaster with that ooga-booga freedom, avidly perpetuated by what our Mainstream Media calls "journalism."
All the while, we are told we can't condemn ISLAM, or Terrorists, or middle Easterners, or whomever - only old white redneck men that must certainly be racist right wing subversives.
That would only remove gourmet pressure cookers from circulation. Low rent terrorists would still go to Target for their supply.
They’re all speeding past us on the crazy train, aren’t they?
Seriously, I think I better get the thing ordered.
I came here to say the same thing! STOOPID!!!!!
I’m waiting for those evil bastard Muslims that will hijack a truckload of new iPhones and stuff them with C-4 so they go boom when you turn them on....
Just fix em all up and park it in a metro area with the back door unlocked.
High-end terrorists... nothing but the best in the pursuit of jihad!
If more discriminating and high-end terrorists want really the best quality, imported / French pressure-cookers that cost $700, then Williams Sonoma is the place they go.
They cultivate the terrorist type of culture that motivated the bombings; then they pull pressure cookers off the shelf?
Its as if they almost deserved to be attacked as they were.
Mr. Mercat has a patent on a pressure cooker. I’m waiting for the storm troopers to show up.
Par for the course in Massachusetts, where perception trumps reality.
That’s being “Boston Strong.”
NO, BAN ALL STORING OF SMALL BOATS IN BACK YARDS IN THE OPEN WHERE HELICOPTERS CAN SEE THEM AND STOP THE SALES OF ALL BOAT TARPS. AND, WHILE WE'RE AT IT, BAN ALL WEARING OF BALL CAPS BACKWARDS.
Close the infamous garage sale loophole.
Universal background checks for purchases of pressure cookers!
My recommendation would be no more boats stored in backyards and ban all shrink wrapping for anything. LOL
Honestly, at this point there is no dictate that would suprise me anymore, no matter how insane it was. We have gone well byond inane PC stupidity and into the Twilight Zone.
Yes...now pressure cookers are WMDS, but all the precursors and evidence of biological,chemical and nuclear weapons found before and during the Iraq War?......no WMDS.....LOL.
I used one to cook dinner for Miss Slippy and myself last night. And it’s unregistered to boot.
Reaffirmation of progressive thought stuck on stupid
I suspect there will be some idiots that will place empty pressure cookers in public places to freak people out and get their jollies.
BAN ALL WEARING OF BALL CAPS BACKWARDS
Great suggestion!!! You should get the Bloomberg Award for that one. LOL
I had a next door neighbor years past, killed her hubby with a fork.... Does that mean we need fork control? In the Obamanation...Yes.
'most' ? Be patient, the best is yet to come.