Appliance Owned by Nearly 50% of America Recalled, Refund Yours!
Widely praised for its efficiency and health benefits, this popular cooking device was invented way back in 1968 but didn't reach consumer-level commercialization until 2010 (John, Family Guide Central). Since then, it's been taking home cook's worlds by storm one recipe at a time. Common recipes for this appliance include: breaded chicken, potato wedges, pork chops, zucchini sticks, breakfast frittatas, and so much more. So, how can something capable of such deliciousness wreak such havoc?
Talk About Heating Things Up in the Kitchen!
A 2020 study reports that approximately 40% of American households owned an air fryer (Mashed.com, NPD Group), just imagine how many own them today! Honestly though, that number might be even lower now if our beloved air fryers keep getting recalled. Just this past April, 600,000+ air fryers were recalled for the exact same reason (Brianna Ruback, Eat This, Not That!).
Check out this Recall Alert post by KPLC 7 News which features the defective air fryer:
So, which air fryers are burnouts? Ruback reports that the Magic Chef Air Fryer Digital Air Fryer ovens with model numbers MCAF56DB (black) and MCAF56DW (white) are being recalled. The models were sold on Amazon.com, Target.com, Walmart.com, Newair.com, and Wayfair.com between July 2018 - September 2020. Newair customers with faulty air fryers are encouraged to immediately cease use of the appliance and send the company a picture of the rating label. After being instructed on how to disable the device, consumers will be given a Newair credit of $50 or higher (if the amount on the purchase receipt was more than $50). No purchase receipt is necessary for the $50 refund. (Brianna Ruback, Eat This, Not That!).
You can participate in the Newair recall here.