Empower Brands recalls Power XL Dual Basket Air Fryers

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The product can pose a burn hazard

Empower Brands of Middleton, Wis., is recalling about 319,000 PowerXL DUAF-10 and DUAF-005 Vortex Dual-Basket Air Fryers.

The plastic U-Channel connector used to optionally combine the two food baskets inside the air fryers can break during use, posing a burn hazard.

The firm has received 41 reports of the product breaking during use, including three reports of burns.

This recall involves two models of the PowerXL dual-basket air fryer. The egg-shaped air fryers have two baskets that can be used separately or optionally combined into one large single basket. The recalled air fryers were sold in black or cinnamon.

The 10-quart DUAF-10 model is about 17 inches long by 16 inches wide by 12 1/2 inches tall, and weighs about 14 1/2 pounds.

The 9-quart DUAF-005 model is about 14 inches long by 13 inches wide by 15 inches tall, and weighs about 14 pounds.

The product has a silver label on the front that says “PowerXL”.

A white label on the bottom of each unit or on the unit’s power cord lists the model number.

The air fryers, manufactured in China, were sold at Target, Walmart, Kohls and other stores nationwide, and online at www.target.com, www.walmart.com, www.kohls.com and other websites from August 2021, through October 2023, for between $60 and $190, depending on the model.

What to do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled dual basket air fryers and contact Empower Brands to receive a full refund.

Consumers may contact Empower Brands toll-free at (866) 704-9370 from 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. (CT) Monday through Friday, or online at www.prodprotect.com/recall/duaf for more information.

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