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Best Buy recalls Insignia air fryers and air fryer ovens

The appliances can overheat, posing fire and burn hazards

Insignia air fryer
Photo source: CPSC
Best Buy Purchasing of Richfield, Minn., is recalling about 772,000 Insignia air fryers and air fryer ovens sold in the U.S. and Canada.

The air fryers and air fryer ovens can overheat, posing fire and burn hazards.

The company has received 68 reports from U.S. consumers and 36 reports from Canadian consumers of the air fryers or air fryer ovens catching fire, burning, or melting. That includes seven reports of minor property damage and two reports of injuries, including an injury to a child’s leg.

This recall involves the Insignia Digital Air Fryers, Insignia Analog Air Fryers, and Insignia Digital Air Fryer Ovens under the model numbers NS-AF32DBK9, NS-AF32MBK9, NS-AF50MBK9, NS-AF53DSS0, NS-AF53MSS0, NS-AF55DBK9, NS-AFO6DBK1, and NS-AFO6DSS1 sold by Best Buy.

The brand name INSIGNIA is on the top or front of each unit. A rating label on the underside of each unit identifies the brand INSIGNIA and the model number.

The air fryers and air fryer ovens have cooking chamber capacities ranging from approximately 3.4 to 10 quarts, as well as plastic or plastic and stainless-steel bodies in black and stainless-steel finishes.

The air fryers and air fryer ovens, manufactured in China, were sold at Best Buy stores nationwide and online at www.bestbuy.com, www.eBay.com, and www.google.com from November 2018, through February 2022, for between $30 and $150.

What to do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled air fryers and air fryer ovens and return them to Best Buy for a refund in the form of a credit for use at Best Buy stores or Bestbuy.com.

Best Buy is contacting all known purchasers directly to arrange returns and provide pre-paid shipping boxes, labels, and return instructions.

Consumers will receive a credit of $50 or the amount on the purchase receipt if higher. Consumers do not need a purchase receipt to get the $50 credit.

Consumers may contact Best Buy by phone at (800) 566-7498 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (ET) Monday through Friday or online for more information. They can also register online here.

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