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Cuisinart Food Processors Recalled by Conair Due to Laceration Hazard

Source:The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

The food processor’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.
Remedy:
Replace
Consumer Contact:
Cuisinart toll-free 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 or online at www.cuisinart.com and click on Product Recalls at the bottom of the page for more information on the voluntary recall.
Recall Details Report an Incident Involving this Product
In Conjunction With:
Units:
About 8 million (in addition, about 300,000 were sold in Canada)
Description:
This recall involves the riveted blades in 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. 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. 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.
Incidents/Injuries:
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.

Remedy:
Consumers should immediately stop using the food processor’s riveted blade and contact Cuisinart for a free replacement blade.
Sold At:
Department, gourmet and specialty stores nationwide and on various websites from July 1996 through December 2015 for between $100 and $350.
Distributor(s):
Conair Corp., of Stamford, Conn., owner of the Cuisinart brand.
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