Ouch! Cuisinart recalls 22 models after dozens get mouth lacerations
Conair is recalling about 8 million Cuisinart food processors after receiving reports of 69 people finding broken pieces of blades in their processed food.
In 30 of those reports, customers said they had mouth lacerations or tooth injuries.
This recall involves Cuisinart food 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, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission. The model number is located on the bottom of the food processor.
According to the CPSC, the faulty blades have four rivets, are silver-colored stainless steel and have a beige plastic center hub. Only food processors with four rivets in the blades are included in this recall, it said.
"Consumers should immediately stop using the food processor’s riveted blade and contact Cuisinart for a free replacement blade," the agency said.
The food processors were sold at several department, gourmet and specialty stores nationwide, as well as online, from July 1996 through December of last year for between $100 and $350, according to the CPSC.
"These are in millions of American 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," Kaye said.
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