The burn injury lawyers at SHOOP | A PROFESSIONAL LAW CORPORATION remind the public of an important product recall initiated in conjunction and cooperation with the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (“CPSC”).
This recalled product – the PowerXL™ DUAF-10 and DUAF-005 Vortex Dual-Basket Air Fryer – poses a substantial risk of burn injury as a result of its plastic, U-Channel connector used to combine the two food baskets. This can cause the air fryers to break during use. For product identification purposes, this recall includes both models of the PowerXL dual-basket air fryer. The air fryers contain two (2) baskets which can be operated separately or otherwise combined in one, single basket. The recalled air fryers were sold in black or reddish colors, with the ten-quart DUAF-10 model and the nine-quart DUAF-005 model. The recalled product has a silver label on the front which reads “PowerXL”. Along the bottom, there is a white label on the unit’s power cord that lists the model number.
The burn injury lawyers at SHOOP | A PROFESSIONAL LAW CORPORATION are some of the most experienced cause and origin litigators in the nation. Attorney David Shoop has investigated scores of fire scenes and he has consulted on fire cause and origin matters nationally. A previous member of the National Fire Protection Association ("NFPA") Research Committee, Mr. Shoop has prepared numerous lectures to attorneys over the years with regard to NFPA 921 investigatory standards, fire scene processing and evidence retention. A link to Mr. Shoop's FOUR GOLDEN RULE OF FIRE SCENE PROCESSING can be found here.
The distributor recalled these various, air fryers on December 14, 2023 and approximately 319,000 of these units are currently in distribution in the U.S. market. The manufacturer has received over 40 reports of the product breaking during use, including multiple reports of burn injuries. These units were sold from August 2021 through October 2023 for between $60 and $190, depending on the model.
The burn injury lawyers at SHOOP | A PROFESSIONAL LAW CORPORATION have handled all manner of fire cases – from catastrophic burn injuries to mass fatalities. There is simply no substitute for experience. We are experts in the handling of fire and burn cases and have some of the largest settlements in California regarding these matters. If you or a family member suffered a serious burn injury, don't delay, call us today for a free consultation to discuss your legal rights.