Popular Cosori air fryer recalled because it might catch fire, melt or smoke

An Anaheim company is recalling 2 million air fryers sold across the United States after numerous reports of the devices overheating, catching fire, melting, and in some cases, burning their owners.

Atekcity Corp., the company behind the Cosori air fryer, has logged 205 such reports with at least 10 people hurt in the air fryer meltdowns. Those users apparently suffered “superficial burn injuries,” the company said.

There also were 23 reports of minor property damage.

The air fryers, which were made in China, were sold at most major retailers from June 2018 through December 2022 for $70 to $130, the Consumer Product Safety Commission said.

The CPSC is recommending that owners stop using the air fryers and get a replacement from the company by registering their request at recall.cosori.com.

Owners who do register for a replacement air fryer will have to provide contact information and submit photos of the recalled unit with the cord cut off.

No receipt is needed to receive a replacement, the CPSC said in a statement.

This recall involves Cosori air fryers with these model numbers: 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.  The model number can be found on a label on the bottom of each unit or the user manual that came with the fryer.

The air fryers are sizes 3.7 and 5.8 quart, sold in black, gray, white, blue or red versions.

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