Best Buy (NYSE: BBY) announced that it will be recalling 772,000 air fryers and air fryer ovens within the United States and Canada following over 100 reports of them burning, melting or catching fire, according to safety regulators.
Air Fryers have become popular in recent years amid their ability to cook without any preheating time or oily mess. According to Market Research, the global market for air fryers is anticipated to reach 1.3 billion by 2027.
“Best Buy has received 68 reports from U.S. consumers and 36 reports from Canadian consumers of the air fryer or air fryer ovens catching fire, burning or melting,” the release says. “These include seven reports of minor property damage and two reports of injuries, including an injury to a child’s leg.”
The recalled air fryer and air fryer ovens have a cooking chamber capacity varying between 3.4 to 10 quarts. The retailer has since published a list of the affected air fryers on its website.
“Best Buy is contacting all known purchasers directly to arrange returns and providing pre-paid shipping boxes and labels and return instructions,” the commission’s news release says. “Consumers will receive a credit of $50 or the amount on the purchase receipt if higher. Consumers do not need a purchase receipt to get the $50 credit.”