Williams-Sonoma reportedly pulls pressure cookers from stores in Massachusetts

Williams-Sonoma stores in the Boston area have reportedly pulled pressure cookers from their shelves following the Boston bombings last week.

The Dedham Patch reports that the high-end gourmet cookware chain removed pressure cookers from some local branches. The retailer has more than 250 stores in the U.S.

"It's a temporary thing, out of respect," a manager at the Williams-Sonoma store at the Natick Mall told the website. He referred all other questions to the company's corporate headquarters.

Pressure cookers are still available for purchase on the company's website, according to the Patch.

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