Cuisinart is voluntarily recalling about 8 million made-in-China food processors after dozens of consumers reported finding pieces of broken blades in their food.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission says there have been 30 reports of mouth lacerations or tooth injuries from the broken blades. Cuisinart’s Stamford, Connecticut-based parent company, Conair, announced the recall with the CPSC Tuesday.
“Consumers should immediately stop using the food processor’s riveted blade and contact Cuisinart for a free replacement blade,” the CPSC wrote.
The recalled processors were sold in the United States and Canada from July 1996 to Dec. 2015. Only processors with four rivets in the blades are included in the recall.
Affected consumers can receive a new blade for free from Cuisinart.
According to the CPSC:
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.
Meanwhile, “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,” the agency said.
About 300,000 of these items were also sold in Canada.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.