(ABC News) – Cuisinart and the US Consumer Product Safety Commission are recalling about eight million food processor blades in America after receiving reports from consumers of broken blade pieces in their processed food.
Conair, the maker of the Cuisinart food processors, received 69 reports of consumers finding broken pieces of a “riveted blade” in their processed food, including 30 reports of mouth lacerations or tooth injuries, a CPSC press release said on Tuesday.
“These are in millions of American homes, including my own,” CPSC Chairman Elliot Kaye told ABC News, stressing to consumers how dangerous the product can be.
“You find out that there’s a problem when you bite down and you cut your mouth and you break your teeth,” Kaye added. “With all the cooking that’s going on this holiday season, we’re really urging consumers to act immediately.”
The blades in question have four rivets, are silver-colored stainless steel and have a beige plastic center hub. The CPSC and Cuisinart note that only food processors with four rivets in the blades are included in this recall.
The recall affects 22 models made in China that were sold from July 1996 to December 2015, at suggested retail prices of $100 to $350.
The CPSC encouraged anyone who may have purchased one of these models to check the model number, which can be found on the bottom of the food processor. Affected model numbers 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.
Any consumer with the affected blade should immediately stop using the food processor and contact Cuisinart for a free replacement blade.
Top: Two Cuisinart food processor models that have been recalled. Photo: ABC News
Inset: The blades of Cuisinart food processors which break off and end up in food. Photo: US Consumer Product Safety Commission.
SOURCE: ABC News’ Becky Perlow