2 Million Cosori Air Fryers are Recalled Due to Fire Risk
After hundreds of reports of Cosori air fryers overheating and catching fire, the company has recalled approximately 2 million of its products. The air fryers are sold at Best Buy, Target, Amazon and other retailers.
According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the recalled air fryers have a defect that can cause a wire connection to overheat resulting in a fire. Cosori “has received 205 reports of the air fryers catching fire, burning, melting, overheating and smoking. These include 10 reports of minor, superficial burn injuries and 23 reports of minor property damage,” the CPSC also reported.
The recalled air fryers were sold between June 2018 through December 2022 at various retailers, are in sizes 3.7 and 5.8 quarts, and range in price from $70 to $130.
Cosori stated on its website, “After a thorough investigation, we determined that in extremely rare circumstances, the closed-end crimp connectors within the recalled air fryers – which are responsible for establishing electrical connections between certain wires – can overheat, posing fire and burn hazards.” Also, the company noted, “The health and safety of COSORI users is our highest priority.”
Cosori is urging all consumers with a recalled air fryer to stop using the appliance and complete a recall registration form to request a free replacement.