Cuisinart, in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, has recalled about 8 million food processors for safety issues related to the blades.
According to the CPSC, the food processor’s riveted blade can crack over time and cause small metal pieces of the blade to break off into the processed food posing a laceration hazard to consumers.
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.
The CPSC said that Conair, Cuisinart’s parent company, has received 69 reports of consumers finding broken pieces of the blade in processed food, including 30 reports of mouth lacerations or tooth injuries.
Consumers are advised to immediately stop using the food processor’s riveted blade and contact Cuisinart for a free replacement blade.
The units were sold at department, gourmet and specialty stores nationwide and on various websites from July 1996 through December 2015 and priced between $100 and $350.