Major Cuisinart food processor recall, amid reports of broken blade pieces
Published Tuesday, December 13, 2016 9:27AM EST
Last Updated Tuesday, December 13, 2016 11:09AM EST
A recall is in effect for certain Cuisinart food processor models due to a laceration hazard involving the blades.
Cuisinart is recalling 8 million food processors with riveted blades, including 300,000 in Canada, after Conair received dozens of complaints from consumers finding broken pieces of the blade in processed food.
In a statement posted on the Healthy Canadians website, the food processors’ riveted blades can crack over time and “small, metal pieces of the blade can break off into the processed food,” posing a laceration hazard.
The specific blades have four rivets located near the centre and are silver-coloured stainless steel. The blades are connected to a beige plastic centre hub.
Health Canada, in conjunction with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, is telling consumers to immediately stop using the food processor’s riveted blade and contact the company for a free replacement blade.
“We don’t want consumers to be complacent, even if they’ve had it for a long time,” Elliot Kaye, chairman of the CPSC told ABC News. “Put it aside, check the model number and make sure you don’t have a recalled product.”
The recall applies only to food processors with the following model numbers:
- 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
Model numbers are located on the bottom of the food processor along with the Cuisinart logo.
“Imagine having broken bits of a broken blade in your food and in your mouth,” Kaye said. “There are dozens of incidents of cuts to the mouth and broken teeth because of these products.”
As of Nov. 30, Conair, the maker of Cuisinart, has received 10 reports of cracked or broken riveted blades, including two reports of mouth lacerations or tooth injury in Canada. The company has received 69 reports broken blades, including 30 mouth laceration or tooth injuries, in the U.S.
The food processors were sold anytime between July 1996 and December 2015 in various department stores, gourmet and specialty food stores and on various websites.