According to the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), approximately two million Cosori Air Fryers have been recalled in the US due to reports of fires and burns.
The problem is caused by a wire connection in the air fryers that can overheat and present a fire hazard, according to the CPSC.
Additionally, 21,000 air fryers in Mexico and about 250,000 in Canada were recalled.
The air fryers have been reported to Cosori 205 times for burning, melting, overheating, and smoking.
This includes 23 reports of minor property damage and 10 incidents of minor, superficial burn injuries, according to the CPSC.
The closed-end crimp connectors in the recalled air fryers, which are in charge of creating electrical connections between specific wires, can overheat and pose fire and burn hazards, the company said in a statement. This only happens in very rare instances, it was found.
The well-known kitchen appliance business, which is owned by Vesync, a Shenzen, China-based company, claimed that all of its goods were "rigorously and routinely tested for consumer safety and are in full compliance with established industry standards.".
Cosori issued a statement saying, "We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience and are committed to the safety of those who use and love our products.".
Customers of Cosori were urged to stop using the air fryer right away and visit recall . cosori . com to request a replacement of their choice. Customers can apply without a receipt as long as they send a photo of the recalled item.
According to the CPSC, the air fryers, which cost between $70 (£58) and $130 (£108), were sold at well-known brick-and-mortar stores and online retailers like Best Buy, Target, Amazon, and Walmart between June 2018 and December 2022.
A number of models in the 3.7-quart and 5.8-quart (5.48 litre) sizes were impacted.