Empower Brands recently announced a recall of about 319,000 PowerXL air fryers following dozens of reports of the products breaking during use and, in some instances, causing burns. According to the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission, the plastic connector that can be used to combine two food baskets inside of the units can break during use and as a result, pose a burn hazard.
Details About the Recalled Product
On Dec. 14, Empower Brands recalled two models of the PowerXL dual-basket air fryer sold at popular retail stores such as Walmart, Target, and Kohl's. The models were sold in black or cinnamon colors from August 2021 through October 2023 and cost between $60 and $190, depending on the model.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled dual-basket air fryers, and contact Empower Brands to receive a full refund.
The recall affects PowerXL air fryers with the following model numbers:
- DUAF-10 Vortex Dual-Basket Air Fryer
- DUAF-005 Vortex Dual-Basket Air Fryer
What To Do If You've Suffered Serious Injuries
If you or someone you know has suffered serious injuries due to a defective product, here are some important steps to consider:
- Document Everything: Keep records of the incident, including photographs, medical reports, and any communication with the manufacturer or retailer.
- Preserve the Product: Store the defective product securely as potential evidence for future legal action.
- Contact Legal Support: Seek guidance from an experienced product liability attorney who can evaluate your case, establish liability, and navigate the legal process on your behalf.
- Know Your Rights: Understand your rights as a consumer and be aware of the legal options available to you.
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Our experienced legal team is actively filing new lawsuits as large companies and third-party retailers continue to make millions of dollars off these dangerous products. If you or someone you know has been injured by an air fryer, you may have options for legal recourse. Meyers & Flowers can help, contact us at 630-576-9696 for your free, no obligation case evaluation or click here.