Best Buy recalls Insignia air fryers and air fryer ovens for fire hazard

Photo source: CPSC

The air fryers can overheat, causing the handles to melt or break

Best Buy Purchasing of Richfield, Minn., is recalling about 189,000 air fryers and air fryer ovens sold in the U.S. and Canada.

The air fryers can overheat, causing the handles to melt or break, posing fire and burn hazards.

Additionally, the air fryer ovens can overheat and the glass on the door can shatter, posing fire, burn and laceration hazards.

The firm has received 24 reports of overheating/melting or glass shattering, including six reports of air fryers catching fire. No injuries or property damage have been reported.

This recall involves Insignia air fryers and Insignia air fryer ovens, model numbers NS-AF34D2, NS-AF5DSS2, NS-AF5MSS2, NS-AF8DBD2, NS-AF10DBK2, and NS-AF10DSS2.

The brand name INSIGNIA is on the top or front of each unit. A product 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 about 3.4 to 10 quarts, and 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,, and third-party sellers from November 2021, through November 2023, for between $32 and $180.

What to do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled Insignia air fryers and air fryer ovens and visit for instructions on how to submit photos of the recalled unit(s), the model number, purchase receipt, and on the destruction of the unit.

Consumers may receive a refund in the form of a refund check or a Best Buy store credit. A consumer will receive the amount on the purchase receipt, or the average sales price for the model if no receipt is provided.

Consumers should not return the recalled air fryers or air fryer ovens to Best Buy stores. Best Buy has contacted all known purchasers directly.

Consumers may contact Best Buy at (800) 566-7498 from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. (CT) Monday through Friday or register online at to receive a refund.

They may also go online at for more information.

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