Product Recall: 2 million Air Fryers Recalled Due to Fire and Burn Hazard
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) issues approximately 300 product recalls each year for products that pose a risk to consumers. In many cases, recalls are issued after consumers, regulators or manufacturers discover safety issues that are causing or could cause injury or damage. Earlier this week, several Cos0ri air fryers were the latest products to endure a product recall.
First introduced in 2010, the air fryer has become one of the most popular kitchen gadgets on the market. They are time-saving “ovens” that use rapid hot air technology to cook food faster, with no preheating required. It’s also easier to “fry” foods with little or no oil, which is popular for people looking to decrease fats in their diet. At this point, there are several brands on the market, but Cosori is having a bad week after they had to recall 2 million air fryers due to reports of their appliances catching fire.
Risk of Engine Fires Prompts Kia Recall
We’ve all seen cars crash and then catch fire in the movies but, of course, we hope it won’t happen to us in real life. While engine fires are relatively rare, they can and do happen. According to statista.com, there were approximately 174,000 highway vehicle fires reported in the United States in 2021. This was a slight increase from the previous year that had 173,000 reported highway vehicle fires.
There are a variety of reasons that engines catch fire, including car accidents, problems with a vehicle’s electrical wiring or fuel system, and overheating due to poor maintenance. When problems with vehicle parts cause increased risk of accidents or injuries, it’s important to know whether a manufacturing error was at play. When it comes to manufacturing errors that cause defective or dangerous parts, manufacturers are obligated to recall all affected vehicles in a timely manner and cover the cost to repair or replace the defective part. If they fail to do so, they may be liable for any accidents and injuries that are caused as a result of their negligence.