Popular kitchen appliance brand Cosori is recalling two million air fryers after receiving 205 reports of the air fryers catching fire, burning, melting, overheating and smoking. Resulting injuries included superficial burns and property damage.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced the recall Thursday, urging consumers to immediately stop using the products, which have a wire connection prone to overheating, raising concerns that the fryers could catch fire and consumers could burn or otherwise injure you.
“After a thorough investigation, we determined that in extremely rare circumstances, the closed crimp connectors in the recalled air fryers — responsible for making electrical connections between certain wires — could overheat, causing a fire and fire hazard,” Cosori said. in a statement on its website.
Cosori sold about two million air fryer units in various models and sizes in the US, plus another 270,000 units of the potentially dangerous products in Canada and Mexico.
The air fryers were sold from June 2018 through December 2022 at retailers including Amazon.com, Best Buy, Home Depot and Target, with prices ranging from $70 to $130.
This recall affects Cosori air fryers with model numbers CP158-AF, CP158-AF-R19, CP158-AF-RXW, CP158-AF-RXR, CAF-P581-BUSR, CAF-P581-AUSR, CAF-P581-RUSR, CP137 -AF, CP137-AF-RXB, CP137-AF-RXR, CP137-AF-RXW, CS158-AF, CS158-AF-RXB, CS158-AF-R19, CAF-P581S-BUSR, CAF-P581S-RUSR, CAF -P581S-AUSR, CO137-AF, CO158-AF, CO158-AF-RXB, CP258-AF.
Affected consumers are entitled to a replacement air fryer or another type of Cosori product when they register at recall.cosori.com.