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It’s hard to believe that in the 2000s and early 2010s, air fryers weren’t a thing. Sure, there were mini deep fryers, and there was always the good old oven, but it was impossible to get that crunch that comes with high-heat oil cooking. With a wide variety of products on the market leads to an uptick in purchases. By the late 2010s, air fryer recipes were all over the web.

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So it is alarming that several custom reports have finally been assessed, and a nationwide recall has been issued. Electronic goods company Best Buy issued a recall of about 187,400 units in the US and some 99,000 units in Canada. Concerns regard the machine’s risk of unit overheating, which could cause the handles to melt, and the glass on the unit’s doors to shatter, causing burns and lacerations. While there have been no reports of injuries yet, 24 reports cited the machine overheating, including 6 reports of the air fryer catching fire.

Via: United States Consumer Product Safety Commission.

After investigating Best Buy released a recall notice in late April 2024 for Insignia Digital Air Fryers, Insignia Analog Air Fryers, and Insignia Digital Air Fryer Ovens, model numbers NS-AF34D2, NS-AF5DSS2, NS-AF5MSS2, NS-AF8DBD2, NS-AF10DBK2, and NS-AF10DSS2. The Insignia logo is on the front of the machine, which is either black or stainless steel in color, and has an inner capacity of 3.4 quarts to 10 quarts.

Recalls for Insignia products have a span of a few years, from November 2021 through November 2023, and range in price from $32 to $180. These recalled items were sold at Best Buy’s online and brick-and-mortar stores as well as eBay.

If you have one of these machines, it’s best to contact 800-566-7498 from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or register online at