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Air fryers recalled by Best Buy after reports of machines catching fire and melting

Best Buy issued a recall for more than 700,000 air fryers Thursday after reports the machines could catch fire, cause burns and melt.

Three types of air fryers under the company’s Insignia appliance brand have been implicated in more than 100 incidents in the United States and Canada, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission said.

Owners of the devices said they could catch fire and burn, sometimes melting the hardware. The devices injured two people, including a child, the CPSC said. Others had goods burned by the air fryers.

The recalled products are the Insignia Digital Air Fryer, the Insignia Analog Air Fryer, and the Insignia Digital Air Fryer. Best Buy has sold more than 635,000 in the United States and another 137,000 in Canada, according to the CPSC.

The agency said air fryer owners should immediately stop using the devices and return them to Best Buy for store credit. The company would also contact buyers to provide prepaid shipping boxes for returns.

Best Buy said the affected products can hold between 3.4 and 10 liters, have plastic and/or stainless steel bodies, and black and stainless steel finishes with “Insignia” written on the front or top. They carry the model numbers NS-AF32DBK9, NS-AF32MBK9, NS-AF50MBK9, NS-AF53DSS0, NS-AF53MSS0, NS-AF55DBK9, NS-AFO6DBK1 and NS-AFO6DSS1.

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