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U.S. Cosori has voluntarily recalled over two million units of their air fryers for faulty wiring that can lead to overheating, posing fire and burn risks. Several of their models are affected by the recall, which were distributed nationwide. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission’s recall, U.S. Cosori has received 205 official reports of their air fryers catching fire, burning, melting, overheating, or smoking. The incidents include 10 minor burn injuries and 23 minor property damage reports.
What caused the air fryer recall
According to Cosori, they found that the closed-end crimp connectors within the recalled air fryers—which are responsible for establishing electrical connections between certain wires—can malfunction and overheat, leading to potential fire hazards.
Which Cosori air fryers are recalled?
All recalled units have “Cosori” on the front, and you can find the model number printed on the bottom label of each unit (like this image shows) and on the company user manual (if you still have it). They are all either 3.7 or 5.8 quartz in size and come in black, gray, white, blue, or red (see their image here). The following Cosori air fryers model numbers are affected by the recall:
CP158-AF CP158-AF-R19 CP158-AF-RXWCP158-AF-RXRCAF-P581-BUSRCAF-P581-AUSRCAF-P581-RUSRCP137-AFCP137-AF-RXBCP137-AF-RXRCP137-AF-RXWCS158-AFCS158-AF-RXBCS158-AF-R19CAF-P581S-BUSRCAF-P581S-RUSRCAF-P581S-AUSRCO137-AFCO158-AFCO158-AF-RXBCP258-AF
The recall says the air fryers were sold from June 2018 through December 2022 for between $70 and $130 at Best Buy, Target, and Home Depot stores nationwide, and online at Amazon, Adorama, Bed Bath & Beyond, Cosori, eBay, Home Goods, Kohls, Lowes, Macys, QVC, Staples, VeSync, Walmart, Wayfair, Wellbots, and Woot!.
What to do if you have one of the recalled air fryers
The U.S. CPSC recommends you stop using the air fryers immediately and contact Cosori to receive your choice of a free replacement air fryer or a different Cosori product by filling out their registration form here.
If you have more questions about this recall, check out the company’s FAQ here. You can also contact Cosori by calling 888-216-5974 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or through email at CosoriRecall@Sedgwick.com or online at www.recall.cosori.com or www.cosori.com.