The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has issued a safety warning advising consumers to stop using certain models of air fryers due to safety concerns.
The affected products include certain models of air fryers manufactured by Tristar Products, sold under various brand names including PowerXL, Chefman, and Dash. The safety warning was issued after reports of the air fryers overheating, smoking, or catching fire, which have resulted in at least 16 injuries and over $1.5 million in property damage.
Consumers are advised to check the model numbers of their air fryers against the list provided by the CPSC and to stop using the affected products immediately. The CPSC has also recommended that consumers contact the manufacturer or retailer for a refund or a replacement product.
In response to the safety warning, Tristar Products has issued a voluntary recall of the affected air fryer models. The company has also released a statement advising consumers of the recall and offering instructions on how to return the affected products.
Air fryers have become increasingly popular in recent years as a healthier alternative to deep-frying food. However, incidents like this highlight the importance of ensuring that products are safe and free from defects before they are made available to consumers.