The company that made the pressure cooker used in the Boston Marathon bombs said they are "deeply saddened" by the attack.
Fagor America, Inc., a New Jersey subsidiary of an appliance manufacturer in based in Spain, released a statement Wednesday saying it has been contacted by investigators and is fully cooperating.
The pressure cookers "are not intended to be used for any other purpose other than cooking," the statement said. The two bombs killed three and injured over 170 when they exploded by the finish line of the marathon Monday.
Authorities said Tuesday that explosives in the Monday attack were made from metal pressure cookers stuffed inside black vinyl bags. Photos of fragments from the bomb, which were included in an FBI bulletin leaked to Reuters from a federal official, also revealed a Tenergy batter, pieces of wires, circuit board and nails -- which officials said were used to maximize casualties.
expressing condolences for the victims.
"Everyone at Tenergy is deeply saddened by the recent events at the Boston Marathon. Our hearts and thoughts are with the victims and their families," the company said. "We were appalled to discover that one of our off-the-shelf products was used in such a horrific and senseless act of hate," the company said.
The battery company said the product, a 1.25V 3000mAh Sub-C siz Nickel Metal Hybrid, is widely available on the retail market and they have sold tens of thousands of it over the past year. Fager America said they sell over 250,000 pressure cookers annuall