Best Buy issues recall for air fryers, air fryer ovens due to fire, burn hazards

Best Buy is recalling certain air fryers and air fryer ovens.

According to the company, about 635,000 units in the United States, as well as another 137,000 in Canada, are being recalled due to an issue with overheating, which can cause fire and burn hazards.

So far, the company says it has received a total of 104 reports of incidents from U.S. and Canadian consumers regarding air fryers or air fryer ovens starting on fire, burning or melting.

In addition, Best Buy says there are seven reports of minor property damage, as well as two different injuries, which include a report of a child’s leg being injured.

The affected air fryers fall under the Insignia brand, and include the Insignia Digital and Analog Air Fryers, as well as the Insignia Digital Air Fryer Oven, all sold by Best Buy, eBay and Google from November 2018-February 2022.

The products have cooking chamber capacities that range from 3.4-10 quarts, have plastic or plastic and stainless-steel bodies in black and stainless-steel finishes.

The recall affects the following model numbers:

  • NS-AF32DBK9
  • NS-AF32MBK9
  • NS-AF50MBK9
  • NS-AF53DSS0
  • NS-AF53MSS0
  • NS-AF55DBK9

Consumers can find the brand name at the top or front of each unit, and the model number on the underside of each unit.

If you have one of the recalled items, you should stop using it, and return it to Best Buy. A refund will be issued that can be used at stores or online.

CLICK HERE for more information about the recall.