Calphalon, in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, has recalled its line of Contemporary Cutlery. The CPSC stated that the blade on Contemporary Cutlery knives can break during use, posing a laceration hazard.
According to the CPSC, Calphalon has received 27 reports of finger or hand lacerations including four injuries requiring stitches. In addition, the firm has received about 3,150 reports of broken knives.
This recall involves Calphalon Contemporary Cutlery carving, chef, paring, Santoku and utility knives sold individually and in sets made between August 2008 and March 2016.
The affected knives were sold at J.C. Penney, Kohl’s, Macy’s and other stores nationwide and online at Amazon, from September 2008 through December 2016. The recalled knives were sold from September 2008 through December 2016 for $25 for a single knife to $300 for a knife block set. Overall, approximately 2 million were sold, with about 7,000 sold in Canada.
The CPSC suggests consumers should immediately stop using the recalled cutlery and contact Calphalon for a replacement cutlery product.