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Potentially Hazardous Air Fryer Recall

Wiregrass Area – March 18, 2024

Best Buy has issued a voluntary recall of more than 287,000 air fryers amid safety concerns following numerous reports of overheating, melting, glass shattering, and instances of the products catching fire.

The recall affects Chinese-made Insignia air fryers and Insignia air fryer ovens sold at Best Buy stores nationwide and online from November 2021 through November 2023.

According to CBS News, Best Buy received 24 reports of overheating, melting, or glass shattering, including six reports of air fryers catching fire. Fortunately, no injuries or property damage have been reported so far.

The recalled products include Insignia air fryers and Insignia air fryer ovens bearing specific model numbers:


Owners of the affected products are advised to immediately stop using them and visit https://www.recallrtr.com/airfryer for instructions on how to apply for a refund, which can be issued in the form of a check or store credit.

It’s crucial to note that the recalled air fryers or air fryer ovens should not be returned to Best Buy stores.

Best Buy has already contacted known purchasers directly regarding the recall. For additional information or assistance, consumers can reach out to Best Buy at (800) 566-7498 from 7 AM to 6 PM CDT, Monday through Friday, or register online at https://www.recallrtr.com/airfryer.

This recall underscores the importance of prioritizing consumer safety and highlights the proactive measures taken by Best Buy to address potential hazards associated with the affected air fryer models.