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Two million Cosori air fryers recalled due to overheating

Recalls happen far more than we like to think. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission issues roughly 300 product recalls each year. The latest product to be recalled due to safety concerns is the popular Cosori air fryer. Approximately 2 million units were recalled in Canada, Mexico and the United States. If you own a Cosori, you need to know if your model is affected and what you should do if it is.

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Why were the Cosori air fryers recalled?

On Thursday, Feb. 23, roughly 2 million Cosori air fryers were voluntarily recalled in the United States, Mexico and Canada. According to the manufacturer, “After a thorough investigation, we determined that in extremely rare circumstances, the closed-end crimp connectors within the recalled air fryers — which are responsible for establishing electrical connections between certain wires — can overheat, posing fire and burn hazards.”

To date, the CPSC has received 205 reports of Cosori air fryers catching fire, burning, melting, overheating and smoking. Ten of these instances resulted in minor injuries and 23 resulted in minor property damage.

Which models are affected?

There are 21 different Cosori air fryers that are affected by this recall. The models range from 3.7-quart capacity to XL models and were priced between $70 and $130. They were sold from June 2018 through December 2022.

  • CP158-AF
  • CP158-AF-R19
  • CP158-AF-RXW
  • CP158-AF-RXR
  • CAF-P581-BUSR
  • CAF-P581-AUSR
  • CAF-P581-RUSR
  • CAF-P581S-BUSR
  • CAF-P581S-AUSR
  • CAF-P581S-RUSR
  • CP137-AF
  • CP137-AF-RXB
  • CP137-AF-RXR
  • CP137-AF-RXW
  • CS158-AF
  • CS158-AF-RXB
  • CS158-AF-R19
  • CO137-AF
  • CO158-AF
  • CO158-AF-RXB
  • CP258-AF

Where do I find my Cosori model number?

The model number is very easy to locate. Make sure your Cosori air fryer is unplugged. Turn it over and locate the manufacturer’s label on the bottom. The second line will begin with “Model.” This is where you find the model number. 

You will also need to confirm the batch number to register your air fryer. This too can be found on the bottom of the unit, either etched along the edge of the plastic border or printed to the left of the manufacturer’s label.

What should I do if my Cosori has been recalled?

If your air fryer is listed as one of the affected models, you must stop using it immediately and register your model online at

How will I be compensated?

No refunds will be issued for recalled units. Consumers can only get a replacement model. While the manufacturer will try to match your color, quantities are limited and available on a first come, first serve basis. If your color can’t be matched, you will receive a black-colored model, and exchanges will not be available.

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