Health Canada, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC) and Conair Consumer Products have recalled 8.3 million food processors after reports of broken pieces of the blade ending up in the processed food and posing a laceration hazard to consumers.
The affected food processors have model numbers that begin with the following: 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, EV-7, EV-10, EV-11, and MP-14. The model number is located on the bottom of the food processor. The blades have four rivets and are silver-coloured stainless steel and have a beige plastic centre hub. Only the blades with four rivets in the food processor series noted above are included in this recall.
The recall was issued after Cuisinart received 10 reports of cracked or broken riveted blades in Canada, including 2 reports of mouth laceration or tooth injury. In the United States, the company has received 69 reports of consumers finding broken pieces of the blade in processed food including 30 reports of mouth lacerations or tooth injuries.
Approximately 300,000 affected products were sold in Canada and about 8 million were sold in the United States between 1996 through to December 2015.
What should you do?
If you have an affected food processor, you should immediately stop using the riveted blade and contact Conair Consumer Products ULC for a free replacement blade.
For more information, consumers may contact Conair Consumer Products ULC toll-free at 1-866-729-2389, by email, visit the firm’s website or visit Conair’s Warranty Care Centre at 100 Conair Parkway, Woodbridge, ON L4H 0L2 (Monday to Friday 9:30 am E.T. to 4:30 pm E.T).