Conair, the manufacturer of the ever-popular Cuisinart food processors, has voluntarily recalled about 8 million of the products with the help of the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). Nearly 70 reports were brought to the company of consumers discovering slivers and chunks of metal in their food after using a Cuisinart food processor. 30 of those reports included people biting into the metal and cutting open their mouths or cracking their teeth.
It would appear that the problem is linked to a specific type of food processor blade that has been used in Cuisinart food processors made between July 1996 and December 2015. The blade – which can be seen in high detail here on Cuisinart’s official safety recall page – is described as having two serrated, crescent-shaped blades, a circular plastic cap, and four small rivets encircling said cap. For an unknown reason, cracks can appear between the rivets and the edge of the blade, which may cause metallic splintering.
Any model with a number beginning with the following is subject to the recall so far:
- CFP-9 or 11
- DFP-7, 11, or 14
- DLC-5, 7, 8, 10, XP, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014, 3011, or 3014
- EV-7, 10, 11, or 14
Check the bottom of your Cuisinart food processor to see if it is an affected model. Each of the models on the recall list was made in China, offering another way to detect if it could have a problem. You can also call Cuisinart toll-free at 877.339.2534 for inquiries about your food processor and getting a free replacement part or product.
Speaking of calling for assistance, you can dial (508) 926-8833 to speak with the Law Office of Robert W. Kovacs, Jr. Our Worcester product liability attorneys can provide legal counsel if you have been seriously injured by a defective Cuisinart food processor. You may be entitled to compensation that covers for all of your damages, either pursued through individual litigation or a mass tort.
Contact us today for more information.