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Air Fryer Lawsuit

Air Fryer Lawsuit

Lawsuits have been filed by people who claim that their air fryer can catch on fire, overheat, or cause burn injuries.

What You Can Do & How We Can Help

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting Air Fryer induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know has been burned by an air fryer fire, overheating, melting, or other malfunction, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Product Liability Litigation Group or call toll free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.

What is the problem?

Thousands of Best Buy Insignia® Air Fryers and Magic Chef® Air Fryers were recalled after people were burned by air fryer fires, overheating, melting, and other dangerous malfunctions.

Best Buy Insignia® Air Fryer Recall for Fire Hazard

In April 2022, Best Buy recalled about 635,000 Insignia® Air Fryers and Air Fryer Ovens after more than 100 reports of air fryer fires, overheating, melting, and burn injuries — including a child who was burned on their leg.

In the U.S., there were 68 reports of Insignia Air Fryers catching on fire, 7 reports of property damage, and 2 burn injuries. In Canada, there were another 36 reports of air fryer fires and other malfunctions.

The recalled Insignia Air Fryers were sold nationwide at Best Buy from November 2018 to February 2022 in the U.S. and also Canada (click here for the air fryer recall in Canada).

Magic Chef® Air Fryer Recall for Fire Hazard

In October 2022, Newair recalled about 11,750 Magic Chef® Air Fryers because they can overheat, catch on fire, and cause burn injuries.

The recall involves the Magic Chef Air Fryer Digital Air Fryer oven with model numbers MCAF56DB (black) and MCAF56DW (white).

They were sold online from July 2018 through September 2020 for between $115 to $138.

What is an Air Fryer?

Air fryers have recently become a popular kitchen appliance, especially for health-conscious consumers who want to cook food that tastes “fried,” but without the calories or messiness of deep-fat frying.

There are now dozens of air fryer models on the market in the U.S., sold under brand-names like Ninja, Instant Pot, Cuisinart, Bella, Breville, Dash, Cosori, and many more.

What is the Risk?

Like many kitchen appliances, there are many safety risks associated with defective air fryers:

  • Fires in the kitchen
  • Burn injuries
  • Melting plastic (may release toxic chemicals)
  • Leaking hot oil and grease
  • Smoke
  • Electrical problems (sparks, electrocution, etc.)
  • Extreme heat
  • Malfunctions (fan not working, not cooling down, etc.)
  • Explosions
  • Property damage
  • And more

What Causes Air Fryer Fires?

Air fryers catch on fire due to manufacturing defects (which can lead to recalls), but also sometimes user error. This is the case when consumers overfill the basket, fail to leave enough room between the food and the fan, or fail to clean out the bottom of the air fryer and leave flammable oils, grease, or crumbs where they can burn up.

Electrical Fires from Air Fryers: Who Is Responsible?

There is also a potential risk of electrical failures, which could spark a fire in an air fryer. These fires could be caused by an air fryer with defective wiring, cords, or a tendency to overheat the heating element, which would be the manufacturer’s fault.

In other cases of electrical fires, the consumer could be at fault if they tried to use an air fryer on a bad electrical outlet, with a damaged cord, power switch, or after water damage, for example.

Do I have an Air Fryer Lawsuit?

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting Air Fryer induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know has been burned by an air fryer fire, overheating, melting, or other malfunction, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Product Liability Litigation Group or call toll free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.

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