2 million Cosori Air fryers are recalled for catching fire, burning

2 million Cosori Air fryers are recalled for catching fire, burning

  • A California company is recalling 2 million Cosori air fryers, U.S. product safety officials said Thursday.
  • The devices were sold in-store or online through merchants such as Amazon, Target and Walmart.
  • The recalled air fryers have been reported as “catching on fire, burning, melting”.

More than 2 million Cosori air fryers have been recalled after reports of units “catching on fire, burning, melting, overheating and smoking”. the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced THURSDAY.

The air fryers were sold at Target, Best Buy, and Home Depot stores nationwide and online at Amazon, Walmart.com, and many other e-commerce sites.

The recall came after the agency received 205 reports of faulty devices. Of these, 10 cited “minor surface burns” and 23 reports cited “minor property damage” as a result of using the air fryers.

“Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled air fryers and contact Cosori to receive their choice of a free replacement air fryer or another Cosori product,” the commission said. The agency said a “wired connection in air fryers can overheat, posing a fire and burn hazard.”

Cosori said it is “committed to the safety” of consumers using its products and apologized for any inconvenience related to the voluntary recall. “After a thorough investigation, we have determined that in extremely rare circumstances, the closed-end crimp connectors in the recalled air fryers – which are responsible for making electrical connections between certain wires – can overheat, causing risk of fire and burns.

Atekcity Corp., based in Anaheim, Calif., imports Cosori’s air fryers, which are made in China. The machines, sold from June 2018 to December 2022, ranged between $70 and $130. About 2 million air fryers were sold in the United States, while about 250,000 were sold in Canada and 21,000 in Mexico.

The recall applies to air fryers that hold 3.7 or 5.8 liters with the colors black, gray, white, blue or red, the commission said.

In addition to Best Buy, Target, Home Depot, Amazon and Walmart.com, air fryers have also been sold on sites such as Adorama.com, Bedbathandbeyond.com, Cosori.com, eBay.com, Homegoods.com, Kohls. com, Lowes.com, Macys.com, QVC.com, Staples.com, Vesync.com, Wayfair.com, Wellbots.com and Woot.com.

The model numbers of the recalled devices are: 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.

A range of Corori air fryer models involved in the recall.

Some of the models being recalled.


Consumers can get more information by calling Cosori at 888-216-5974 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday. Emails can be sent to CosoriRecall@Sedgwick.com.

“During registration, consumers must provide contact information and submit photos of the recalled unit with the cord cut. No receipt is necessary to receive a replacement,” the commission said.

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