Over 700,000 Air Fryers Are Being Recalled Due to Potential Fire and Burn Hazards

published May 2, 2022
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pulling 2 baked potatoes out of an air fryer
Credit: Photo: Joe Lingeman; Food Styling: Jesse Szewczyk

Since getting my air fryer about a year ago, it has quickly become one of my favorite kitchen appliances. From dozens of air fryer-specific recipes, to extra crispy, melty grilled cheeses in no time, my air fryer has unlocked a whole world of possibilities in my kitchen.

Unfortunately, some air-fryer fans may have to set aside their beloved cooking appliances due to an air fryer recall issued by Best Buy that affects over 700,000 air fryers sold at their stores between November 2018 and February 2022. 

Specifically, the recall includes 635,000 Insignia Digital Air Fryers, Insignia Analog Air Fryers, and Insignia Digital Air Fryers sold in the U.S., plus 137,000 air fryers sold in Canada. Below is the list of specific U.S. model numbers included in the recall:

  • NS-AF32DBK9
  • NS-AF32MBK9
  • NS-AF50MBK9
  • NS-AF53DSS0
  • NS-AF53MSS0
  • NS-AF55DBK9

You can find the model number on the rating label on the underside of your air fryer. 

So far, Best Buy has received 68 reports from customers in the United States detailing air fryers catching fire, burning, or melting. This list also includes several instances of property damage and injury. 

If you own an air fryer on the recall list, stop using it immediately. To get a refund, register it on Best Buy’s Insignia recall site or call 800-566-7498 to arrange a return through a pre-paid shipping box. You’ll receive a credit of $50 to use at Best Buy. If you paid more than $50 and still have a receipt, however, you’ll get a credit in that amount.