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The Alarming Reason Magic Chef Air Fryers Were Just Recalled
According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, if you purchased a Magic Chef Digital Air Fryer with model numbers MCAF56DB (black) and MCAF56DW (white) at any time between 2018 and 2022, you should return it. About 11,750 Magic Chef air fryers were recalled by the manufacturer, Newair.
The product manual for the device says it is designed to shut off if the internal temperature gets too high, but it seems there was still a significant safety risk. Although no incidents have been reported, the Consumer Product Safety Commission said that the unit can "overheat, posing fire and burn hazards."
Customers are advised not to use the air fryer, and to "send a picture of the rating label to Newair for instructions on how to disable [it]." Start the return process by going to Newair's recall registration page — those with a receipt will receive a full refund, while those without one will get a $50 credit.