Air fryers have become an incredibly popular way to prepare food. If you have one in your Illinois kitchen, you should probably check to see if it’s under recall. Recently, hundreds of thousands of air fryers were recalled for burn and fire hazards.
Insignia has recalled 635,000 air fryers and air fryer ovens that it sold in the U.S. along with an additional 137,000 that were sold in Canada. The recalled air fryers sold for between $30 and $150 between November 2018 and February 2022. You might have purchased one of these air fryers at Best Buy or through eBay.
The exact air fryer models that are under recall include the Insignia Digital Air Fryers, the Insignia Digital Air Fryer Ovens and the Insignia Analog Air Fryers. The exact model numbers are:
The recalled air fryers have a potential to overheat, which could lead to burns or a fire hazard. So far, Best Buy has received 68 complaints from customers in the U.S. and 36 complaints from customers in Canada who said that their air fryers caught fire, burned or melted. In seven of the incidents, there were injuries to people or property. One case involved injury to a child’s leg.
Consumers who were physically injured or suffered property damage after their Insignia air fryers overheated may be able to file a product liability claim. Compensable expenses may include medical bills, lost workdays and home repairs.
If you own one of the recalled air fryers, you should stop using it immediately. Best Buy is offering a refund in the form of a $50 credit that can be used at Best Buy stores or on Bestbuy.com. You can contact Best Buy to arrange a mail-in return of your recalled air fryer in order to receive the refund. Best Buy stores are not refunding recalled air fryers in person.