Laceration Injuries Lead to Conair Food Processor Recall
Conair has announced a recall of their Cuisinart food processors due to a laceration hazard.
According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), each food processor contains a riveted blade that can crack over time, and small pieces of the blade can break off into the processed food. This poses a laceration hazard to consumers.
Incidents and Injuries Reported
- Conair has received 69 reports of consumers finding broken pieces of the blade in processed food.
- Of those 69 reports, 30 included reports of mouth lacerations or tooth injuries.
Cuisinart Food Processor Recall Information
The following information was provided by the CPSC:
- There were 8 million units sold including an additional 300,000 units in Canada.
- The food processors were manufactured in China.
- The distributors are Conair Corporation of Stamford, Connecticut, owner of the Cuisinart brand.
- The food processors were sold at department, gourmet, and specialty stores nationwide and on various websites from July 1996 through December 2015 for between $100 and $350.
- This recall involves the riveted blades in Cuisinart food processors that have the following model numbers: 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.