Insignia Recalls More Than 700,000 Air Fryers Due to Potential Fire Hazard
Some models of air fryers and air-frying ovens from Best Buy are being recalled due to the risk of overheating. All of the concerned models were sold under Best Buy's in-store brand, Insignia. The recall includes eight different models ranging in price from $30 to $150.
The recall includes nine models and 13 model numbers—in the United States, only eight models are being recalled. You can see images of the individual models in Best Buy's official announcement. To determine if your model is affected, look at the bottom of your unit to check the model number. The affected models were sold between November 2018 and February 2022 and range in size from 3.4 to 10 quarts.
The store recommends that you stop using the fryer and return it to the retailer. Simply register on the recall site to receive a shipping box with a prepaid label for mailing your fryer back to Best Buy. In return, you'll receive a Best Buy gift card that can be used online or in-store. The retailer will not accept in-person returns at its brick and mortar stores.
Across the United States and Canada, Best Buy has received more than 100 complaints from consumers about the products overheating and potentially causing burns. The complaints include seven incidences of minor property damage and two reports of injury—including an injury to a child's leg.
If you have any questions about the recall, you can reach out to Best Buy by calling 800-566-7498 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.