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Best Buy Recalls 772,000 Air Fryers After Fires and Injury Reported

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Best Buy has recalled about 772,000 air fryers and air fryer ovens sold in the United States and Canada after more than 100 incidents in which the products caught fire, burned, or melted, causing at least one injury. According to a CBS News report, the company said it has heard from 68 U.S. residents and 36 Canadians complaining of Insignia air fryers and ovens overheating. In one case, the product caused an injury to a child. The complaints include several different models, all made by Insignia.

Recalled Air Fryers

The reports include two injuries, including one involving a child who suffered leg injuries and seven involving property damage, the retailer disclosed to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). Consumers are asked to stop using the recalled air fryers and air fryer ovens and return them to Best Buy for a refund in the form of store credit to be used at Best Buy. Customers will get a $50 store credit or the amount on the purchase receipt if that is higher. No receipt is needed to get the $50 credit. The recall involves the Insignia Digital Air Fryers, Insignia Analog Air Fryers and Insignia Air Fryer Ovens. The brand name is on the top or front of each unit, and a rating label can be found on the underside identifying the brand and model number. The recalled products were manufactured in China and imported by Minnesota-based Best Buy. They were sold at Best Buy stores and online from November 2018 through February 2022 for between $30 and $150.

Protecting Your Rights

If you are concerned that you may have one of these appliances in your kitchen, it would be a good idea to check CPSC’s website or to find out if the product you have at home is subject to a safety recall. Consumer Reports also does a roundup of the biggest home and appliance recalls each year. You can also protect yourself by registering new products when you purchase them so the manufacturer can directly contact you if the product is affected by a recall in the future. If you or a loved one has been injured by a defective home appliance, you may be able to file a product defect lawsuit against the manufacturer. You may be able to seek compensation for damages such as medical expenses, lost income, hospitalization, rehabilitation, pain and suffering, and emotional distress. An experienced product defect lawyer can provide you with more information about pursuing your legal rights.   Source:

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