If you’re obsessed with your air fryer (guilty!), you’re going to want to check the make, make and model number before you take it out for dinner tonight: 2 million Cosori air fryers were voluntarily recalled after more than 200 reports of devices catching fire, melting, overheating, smoking and even causing minor burns, according to a statement released Thursday by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).
In a statement on the Cosori website, the company said that faulty wiring could be the cause of these incidents. « After a thorough investigation, we have determined that in extremely rare circumstances, the closed-end crimp connections in the recalled air fryers – which are responsible for making electrical connections between certain wires – can overheat, posing hazards. of fire and burns, » the statement said. .
In addition to the 2 million recalled air fryers sold in the United States, about 250,000 were sold in Canada and more than 20,000 were sold in Mexico, the CPSC said. The air fryers were sold at Best Buy, Target, and Home Depot stores, as well as various online retailers including Cosori Online Store, Amazon, Bed Bath & Beyond, Dorama, eBay, Home Goods, Kohl’s, Lowe’s , Macy’s, QVC, Staples, Vesync, Walmart, Wayfair, Wellbots and Woot. The affected products were sold from June 2019 to December 2022 and cost between $70 and $130.
The recalled air fryers were manufactured in black, gray, white, blue and red colors and were available in two different sizes: 3.7 quarts or 5.8 quarts. If you have one in your home, check the model number (which will be printed on the label on the bottom of the device) for one of the following:
If the air fryer in your kitchen matches the description above and has one of these model numbers, you should stop using it immediately. After all, the products malfunctioned in fairly serious ways: They caused minor superficial burns to at least 10 people and, in 23 cases, caused minor property damage, according to the CPSC statement. In other words, it’s not worth taking a chance on a recalled air fryer.
Don’t worry, you don’t have to shell out money to buy a new one: affected individuals are entitled to either a replacement unit or another Cosori product. You can sign up for either at reminder.cosori.com, per the CPSC statement. (You will not need a receipt, but you will need to submit photos of the recalled unit.) If you have any further questions, you may contact Cosori at 888-216-5974.
And if you haven’t jumped on the air fryer bandwagon yet and are in the market for an air fryer, check out our top 20 list – and if it reminded you that you need to use yours more often, consider trying our favorite. air fryer recipes this weekend.