Dec. 13, 2016–Cuisinart is voluntarily recalling about 8 million food processors after reports of cracking blades and pieces of the metal appearing in processed foods.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission issued an alert today stating “the food processor’s riveted blade can crack over time and small, metal pieces of the blade can break off into the processed food. This poses a laceration hazard to consumers.”
The food processors in question involve those with a riveted blade. If the blade does not have rivets, it’s not part of the recall.
The USCPSC has received about 70 reports of consumers finding broken metal pieces of the blade in processed food as well as mouth lacerations and tooth injuries.
It recommended contacting Cuisinart at the toll-free number, 877-339-2534 from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. EST Monday through Friday and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST Saturday and Sunday. If contacting online at www.cuisinart.com, click on Product Recalls at the bottom of the page for more information on the voluntary recall.
The model number can be found on the bottom of the machine. The following model numbers may be affected by this recall: