About 2,000,000 air fryers recalled for risk of catching fire

Several models of Cosori fryers were recalled due to a potential fire hazard (Photo: Cosori)

About 2 million fryers were recalled after a fault was discovered in their wiring, posing a potential fire hazard.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Health Canada issued the recall for Cosori brand fryers sold at various retailers from 2018 to December 2022.

According to the CPSC, a wire connection in the units can overheat, causing a risk of ‘catching fire, burning, melting, overheating and smoking’.

The company received 205 reports of these issues, resulting in 10 injuries and 23 minor property damage reports.

Cosori said it was alerted to the issue after those reports came in and issued the recall following an internal investigation. ‘All of our products are rigorously and routinely tested for consumer safety and are in full compliance with established industry standards,’ they said.

A total of 2 million Cosori fryers have been sold in the US over the past four years, with another 250,000 sold in Canada and 21,000 sold in Mexico.

The fryers were sold at physical retailers Best Buy, Target, and Home Depot. Additionally, they were sold at a much larger number of online retailers, including Amazon, Walmart and eBay. The devices cost between $70 and $120.

Cosori set up a website to coordinate returns from customers who bought risky models. They can be identified by a model number and lot number found on the bottom of the unit.

The company is recalling all 2 million units sold, even if the customer is not having any problems with the device.

“Cosori is committed to the safety of those who use and love our products and we sincerely apologize for any inconvenience,” the company said. Collected products can be returned for a new model or another product.

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