Popular Air Fryer Brand Recalled Over Fire Risk

The Insignia air fryer brand is being recalled due to fears it could harm users, leaving people concerned.
Credit: Alamy

A popular air fryer brand has been recalled due to fears it could harm users.

Air fryers have absolutely revolutionised our kitchens ever since they first made their way onto the culinary scene.

But they’re not totally foolproof.

For example, did you know that there are six major food types you should never cook in one? Plus, many of us don’t know how often to clean them

And now there’s been a major safety warning for those who own one popular air fryer brand…

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People have been left feeling concerned after hearing the announcement.

One reader confirms: “I always clean my air fryer after use. Only takes a quick clean to keep in good and safe condition.”

Another adds: “I loved my air fryer but the fire hazard of it made me so nervous that when my old one bit the dust I never replaced it. They are great little machines though for a quick dinner.”

A third advises: “They need to be moved away from the walls so they have room for air to circulate and unplug all appliances when not in use.”

“Not had an issue with my air fryer, clean it regularly and when in use pull it well away from the wall for circulation. It’s not mensa!!!” adds a fourth.

air fryer
A popular brand of air fryer has been deemed a risk to users. Credit: Alamy

During investigations, Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) officers found that four air fryers could overheat and cause the handles to melt or break, posing fire and burn hazards.

Two air fryer ovens could also overheat, leading to their handy glass door features shattering – potentially posing fire, burn and laceration hazards.

The report states: “The air fryers can overheat, causing the handles to melt or break, posing fire and burn hazards. Additionally, the air fryer ovens can overheat and the glass on the door can shatter, posing fire, burn and laceration hazards.”

It goes on: “The firm has received 24 reports of overheating/melting or glass shattering, including six reports of air fryers catching on fire. No injuries or property damage have been reported.”

The six models in question can be returned for a refund.

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The announcement states: “To register, you will need scissors to cut the cord and a device that can snap and upload photos of your unit. You may also upload a copy of your purchase receipt (if available).

“Instructions on the requirements for the destruction of the unit are provided as you move through the registration process. “You will need to follow these instructions to be approved for a refund.”

The brand in question is Insignia, and the recall applied to air fryers purchased at ‘Best Buy stores nationwide and online at,, and third-party sellers from November 2021 through November 2023 for between $32 and $180’.

Owners have been urged to immediately stop using the recalled models and get in touch with Best Buy.

Insignia air fryer
Six models of the Insignia air fryer have been recalled. Credit:

The models which are subject to the recall are as follows:

  • NS-AF34D2
  • NS-AF5DSS2
  • NS-AF5MSS2
  • NS-AF8DBD2
  • NS-AF10DBK2
  • NS-AF10DSS2

Stay safe out there!

Check the CPSC website for more information on how to get a refund. 

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Written by Annie Walton Doyle

Annie Walton Doyle is a content editor at IGV who specialises in trending, lifestyle and entertainment news. She graduated from Goldsmiths, University of London, with a degree in English Literature. Annie has previously worked with organisations such as The Huffington Post, The Guardian, The Telegraph, Harvard University, the Pulitzer Prize and 22 Words.