Cuisinart Recalls 8 Million Food Processors
After receiving 30 reports of customers cutting their mouth or sustaining a tooth injury on a broken piece of blade while eating, Conair Corp., the owner of Cuisinart, has announced the largest kitchen-related-appliance recall in American history. The voluntary recall of around 8 million food processors in the United States was made in conjunction with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). According to the commission, the riveted blades “can crack over time and small metal pieces of the blade can break off into the processed food.” Another 300,000 of the defective Cuisinart food processors were also recalled in Canada.
Conair Corporation of East Windsor, N.J., a private conglomeration with nine other product divisions, imported the food processors from China and sold them under their Cuisinart brand for nearly a decade nationwide, both online and through several retail operators. The CPSC stated that 22 brands of Cuisinart food processors are affected under the recall; 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. Owners of a Cuisinart food processor can find the model number on the base of the unit.
“These are in millions of American homes, including my own,” said Elliot Kaye, chairman of the CPSC. “With all the cooking that’s going on this holiday season, we’re really urging consumers to act immediately.”
And they have listened…only too well.
Recall Crashes Cuisinart Website
Cuisinart has reportedly been over inundated with requests for new blades. Last week their website went down because of consumers flocking there for recall information and customers have also had trouble reaching Cuisinart on the phone because of constantly busy lines. In addition to the 30 customers who were injured from the blades, another 39 allegedly found pieces of metal in their food.
The faulty Cuisinart food processors in question sold for $100 to $350 from July 1996 to December 2015. Conair said that the recall only affects the food processors with four rivets, which “are silver-colored stainless steel and have a beige plastic center hub.” Owners of a recalled food processor are being told to immediately cease all operation and contact the company for a new replacement blade free of charge.
To contact Cuisinart call: (877) 339-2534
To learn more see: https://recall.cuisinart.com/