Large Recall Involving Food Processors
Undated (KROC AM News) - A well-known maker of kitchen appliances has announced a major recall involving millions of food processors.
Cuisinart and the US Consumer Product Safety Commission have announced a voluntary recall of the riveted blades used in processors dating back twenty years.
Consumers are being advised to stop using the blades immediately unless otherwise instructed.
Cuisinart says the blades can crack over time and small metal pieces of the blade can break off into the processed food.
About 8 million of the units are involved in the recall and it’s unknown how many are still in use. They were sold at department, gourmet and specialty stores nationwide and on various websites from July 1996 through December 2015 for between $100 and $350.
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.
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