Cuisinart and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission have recalled about 8 million of Cuisinart food processors. The silver-colored blades in the processors are reported to have broken and mixed with the processed food, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission.
More than dozens of customers have filed a complaint of either finding the snapped blade pieces in their processed food or suffering tears and rashes because of the broken blade. A total of 69 reports of consumer complaints have been received. Some have complained of finding blade pieces in their processed food. At last 30 of these complaints include incidents of mouth cuts and tooth injuries, confirmed Conair Corp., Cuisinart’s parent company.
Details of the recall are as follows:
- The recall includes the riveted blades in Cuisinart food processors.
- The blades are silver-colored stainless steel and have a beige plastic center hub.
- Only food processors with four rivets in the blades are under recall.
- The 22 model numbers under recall, which can be found on the bottom of the food processors, include 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.
- Recall includes only food processors sold between July 1996 to December 2015.
Consumers who have any doubts about their Cuisinart food processor are advised to first stop using the machine, and then contact the company for further clarification. Consumers can 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 they can log on to www.cuisinart.com. Scroll down to the bottom of the page to “Product Recalls” for more information.