Cuisinart food processors recalled over faulty blades

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QUAD CITIES (KWQC) — A recall has been issued for about eight million Cuisinart food processors. According to the 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 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.

The food processors were sold in department, gourmet and specialty stores nationwide and on various websites from July 1996 through December 2015 for between $100 and $350.

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.

If you own one of the affected models, the CPSC says you should immediately stop using the food processor’s riveted blade and contact Cuisinart for a free replacement blade.

Consumers can call 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. Visit Cuisinart online at http://www.cuisinart.com and click on Product Recalls at the bottom of the page for more information on the voluntary recall.

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