Insignia, a major electronics manufacturer, has issued a recall for about 635,000 air fryers and air fryer ovens, after it was found they posed a significant hazard for burns and accidental fires. These air fryers have been found to overheat, causing potential property damage and injury to people using them. Anyone who has one of these air fryers or air fryer ovens should contact the manufacturer to arrange for a return.
What is Insignia?
Insignia is a brand of electronics that is owned by Best Buy Co., Inc., and which principally sells its electronics through their stores. While their focus has generally been on televisions, they also create a variety of other consumer electronics, including cookware. It is sold wherever Best Buy sells its products, which primarily includes the United States and Canada.
What Are These Air Fryers?
Air fryers are a type of convection oven that is made to simulate the act of frying food without the need for oil. It circulates hot air at high speed, cooking the food relatively quickly and thoroughly. Air fryers are often preferred methods of cooking for some people because it gives food the taste of being fried, without the calories often associated with conventional fryers. This makes them, as well as air fryer ovens, seen as a healthy alternative to other types of cooking.
Why Were These Air Fryers Recalled?
The air fryers were recalled because they can seriously overheat while in use. This has caused them to catch fire, burn, or melt during normal use, and has resulted in seven reported cases of property damage and two reported injuries, including injury to a child. While no serious injuries or damage has yet been reported, the heating problem is significant enough that the company is offering a recall, and anyone with these air fryers or air fryer ovens should return them as soon as possible.
What Should You Do If You Have a Recalled Air Fryer?
If you have purchased an Insignia air fryer or any other recalled product, and were injured as a result of using that product, you should speak to a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible. An attorney with experience handling product liability claims can help you with your case, and ensure you get compensation for your injuries. The sooner you call, the sooner they can get to work on your case and help you to get the justice you deserve.
If you have been injured as a result of someone else’s negligence, you should contact the Tennessee personal injury lawyers at the Keith Williams Law Group. With convenient offices located in Nashville and Lebanon, our lawyers will work with you to create a litigation strategy that protects your legal rights and serves your personal needs. For more information or a free consultation, please contact us at 615-444-2900 or visit our contact page.