People Are Threatening To Throw Out Their Crock-Pots Because of "This Is Us"

If you haven't yet seen the latest "This Is Us" episode then close this tab. Seriously, there are major spoilers ahead. Before you watch the episode grab some tissues, a hand to hold, maybe even have a drink while you prepare your heart for when it shatters into a million tiny pieces.

For those of you who have watched the latest heartbreaking episode, you will know that our favorite TV dad's death was due to a fire caused by a broken crock-pot. Jack's "death by crock-pot" came as a huge shock to fans, and so many have officially sworn off the device.

The damage had been done. Crock-Pot's parent company, Newell Brands, released a statement:

"Crock-Pot understands the concerns brought up by last night’s episode of This Is Us, and we too are heartbroken by the latest development in Jack’s storyline. However, it is important that our consumers understand and have confidence that all Crock-Pot slow cookers exceed all internal testing protocols and all applicable industry safety standards and regulations as verified by independent third-party testing labs. 

For nearly 50 years with over 100 million Crock-Pots sold, we have never received any consumer complaints similar to the fictional events portrayed in last night’s episode. In fact, the safety and design of our product renders this type of event nearly impossible.”

"This Is Us" might just be a T.V. show but why does Jack's death sting so much? Watching the flames go up, yelling at the T.V. knowing the family isn't aware of the fire yet because of the dead batteries in the fire alarm... It's just all too real.