Apr. 22, 2022 -- Best Buy is recalling more than 770,000 air fryers and air fryer ovens — about 635,000 in the U.S. and 137,000 in Canada — due to potential fire and burn hazards, according to an announcement from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.
The company has received 68 reports from U.S. consumers and 36 reports from Canadian consumers about the air fryer catching on fire, burning or melting. Seven cases reported minor property damage, and two reported injuries, including an injury to a child’s leg.
“The air fryers and air fryer ovens can overheat, posing fire and burn hazards,” the recall notice says.
The recall involves several models of Insignia Digital Air Fryers, Insignia Analog Air Fryers and Insignia Digital Air Fryer Ovens. The products have cooking chamber capacities ranging from 3.4 to 10 quarts with plastic or stainless steel bodies in black and stainless steel finishes.
The air fryers were sold at Best Buy stores nationwide and online at BestBuy.com, eBay.com and Google.com between November 2018 through February 2022 for $30 to $150.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled air fryers and air fryer ovens and contact Best Buy to schedule a return, which will be refunded as an electronic gift card for Best Buy stores or BestBuy.com. The company is contacting all known purchasers directly to arrange returns and provide pre-paid shipping boxes.
Consumers will receive a credit for $50 or higher, based on the amount on the purchase receipt. Consumers don’t need a purchase receipt to receive the $50 credit.
The Insignia brand name is featured on the top or front of each unit. A rating label on the underside of each unit also includes the Insignia brand name and the model number.
The affected model numbers in the U.S. are NS-AF32DBK9, NS-AF32MBK9, NS-AF50MBK9, NS-AF53DSS0, NS-AF53MSS0, NS-AF55DBK9, NS-AFO6DBK1 and NS-AFO6DSS1.
The affected model numbers in Canada are NS-AF32MBK9-C, NS-AF50DBK0-C, NS-AF50MBK9-C, NS-AF53MSS0-C, NS-AF55DBK9-C and NS-AFO6DSS1-C.
Consumers can contact Best Buy at 800-566-7498 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or register online at the Insignia Air Fryer Recall page.