Cuisinart Food Processors Recalled by Conair Due to Laceration Hazard

WASHINGTON -
A Cuisinart food processors with riveted blades.
A Cuisinart food processor with riveted blade. (CPSC)

Conair has issued a recall of Cuisinart food processors after it was revealed that the machine’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.

Consumers should immediately stop using the food processor’s riveted blade and contact Cuisinart for a free replacement blade.

Customers can call Cuisinart at (877) 339-2534 from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. ET Monday through Friday and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Saturday and Sunday.

More information about this recall can be obtained at the Consumer Product Safety Commission’s website https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2017/cuisinart-food-processors-recalled-by-conair, or by going to www.cuisinart.com and clicking on Product Recalls at the bottom of the page.

A Cuisinart food processor with riveted blade.
A Cuisinart food processor with riveted blade. (CPSC)

About 8 million of these food processors, which are manufactured in China, have been sold in the United States and an additional 300,000 were sold in Canada.

The recall is in regard to processors with model numbers that 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. The model number is located on the bottom of the food processor. The blades have four rivets and are silver-colored stainless steel and have a beige plastic center hub.

A Cuisinart riveted blade. (CPSC)
A Cuisinart riveted blade. (CPSC)

Only food processors with four rivets in the blades are included in this recall. Cuisinart is printed on the front and on the bottom of the food processors.

Conair has received 69 reports of consumers finding broken pieces of the blade in processed food, including 30 reports of mouth lacerations or tooth injuries.