By Colleen Kave, J.D.
Conair Corporation, of Stamford, Connecticut, owner of the Cuisinart brand, has recalled around 8 million Cuisinart® food processors because the food processor’s riveted blade can crack over time, and small metal pieces of the blade can break off into the processed food, posing a laceration hazard to consumers. An additional 300,000 units were sold in Canada (CPSC Recall Notice, No. 17-050, December 13, 2016).
Incidents and injuries. Conair has received 69 reports of consumers finding broken pieces of the blade in processed food, including 30 reports of mouth lacerations or tooth injuries.
Product description. This recall involves the riveted blades in Cuisinart food processors with model numbers that begin with the following: CFP-9, CFP-11, DFP-7, DFP-11, DFP-14, DLC-5, DLC-7, DLC-8, DLC-10, DLC-XP, DLC-2007, DLC-2009, DLC-2011, DLC-2014, DLC-3011, DLC-3014, EV-7, EV-10, EV-11, EV-14, KFP-7, and MP-14. The model number is located on the bottom of the food processor. The blades have four rivets and are silver-colored stainless steel and have a beige plastic center hub. Only food processors with four rivets in the blades are included in this recall. Cuisinart is printed on the front and on the bottom of the food processors.
These food processors, which were manufactured in China, were sold at department, gourmet, and specialty stores nationwide and on various websites from July 1996 through December 2015 for between $100 and $350.
Remedy. Consumers should stop using the food processor’s riveted blade immediately and contact Cuisinart for a free replacement blade.
Customer contact. For more information, customers may contact Cuisinart toll-free at 877-339-2534 from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. ET Monday through Friday and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Saturday and Sunday, or online at www.cuisinart.com and click on "Product Recalls" at the bottom of the page.
Companies: Conair Corp.
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