STAMFORD, Conn. (WOOD) — About 8 million Cuisinart food processors have been recalled because the blade can break off into the food.
Conair Corporation announced the recall on Tuesday after receiving 69 reports of consumers finding broken pieces of the blade in processed food, including 30 reports of cuts to people’s mouths or tooth injuries.
According to 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.
The recall involves certain model numbers of Cuisinart food processors with four rivets in the blades and a beige plastic center hub. They were sold at department, gourmet and specialty stores nationwide and on various websites from July 1996 through December 2015.
Consumers should stop using the product and contact Cuisinart for a free replacement blade. More information on the recall can be found here.