The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has announced a voluntary recall of two million air fryers due to a potential fire hazard.
The air fryers, manufactured by Gourmia, were sold between June 2019 and January 2021 at retailers across the country, as well as online at Amazon and Walmart.
According to the CPSC, the recall was prompted by reports of overheating and melting of the air fryer’s plastic housing, creating a potential fire hazard. The agency has received 28 reports of overheating, with one incident involving property damage.
Consumers should immediately stop using the air fryers and contact Gourmia for a full refund. The recalled air fryers are black and have a 4.5-quart capacity. The model numbers are GAF575, GAF685 and GAF695.
This recall is the latest in a series of recalls for air fryers. In 2018, another popular brand recalled over 200,000 air fryers due to a potential fire hazard, and in 2019, yet another brand recalled over 100,000 air fryers for the same reason.
Consumers should always exercise caution when using air fryers, as these appliances can pose a fire hazard if not properly used. If you own one of the recalled air fryers, make sure to contact Gourmia for a refund as soon as possible.