Eight Million Cuisinart food processors have been recalled, after users found broken pieces of the blades in their food, some users have ended up with broken teeth. Cuisinart products are being sold in Australia.
The almost two dozen different models were all made in China and were sold from July 1996 to December 2015.
If you think your food processor may fit the bill for the recall, check the model number of the bottom – problematic numbers begin with: 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.
|Cuisinart Food Processors Recalled by Conair Due to Laceration Hazard
The home appliances maker and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced the recall of food processor blades across the USA.
At this stage it’s not known whether any of these models were sold during the past 20 years in Australia.
The brand is distributed by Conair in Australia, who have so far not responded to the recall.
In a media statement Conair said, “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.” And this isn’t just a one-time happening. In fact, Conair noted, the company has received no fewer than 69 reports of consumers discovering pieces of sharp metal in their food, “including 30 reports of mouth lacerations or tooth injuries.”
“These are in millions of homes, including my own,” CPSC Chairman Elliot Kaye told ABC News. “You find out that there’s a problem when you bite down and you cut your mouth and you break your teeth.”