Another day, another news of a gadget putting the lives of their customers in danger. As if the blowing up of Samsung Note 7 and the exploding Samsung washing machines weren’t enough, there are now reports of people finding metal blades in their food which broke off from Cuisinart’s food processors.
A whopping eight million of these faulty blenders are now being recalled by the parent company, Conair, along with assurances that the users will have their blenders changed.
There have been reportedly 69 accidents involving people finding tiny pieces of broken metal blades in their food after it was processed using the faulty blenders. And according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), least 30 reports of them have reported mouth lacerations or tooth injuries which could mean hefty lawsuits against the company.
The eight million recalled food processors were sold over two decades, from July 1996 through December 2015.
The CPSC wrote on its website,
“Consumers should immediately stop using the food processor’s riveted blade and contact Cuisinart for a free replacement blade,”
They also explained how the users can determine whether their food processor was the faulty one.
A list of serial numbers for the faulty processors was published, with the commission explaining that these numbers are found on the bottom of the food processor. Only processors with four rivets in the blades are being recalled.
Problematic models begin with: 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.
If you have a faulty piece, you can call the company 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. Saturday and Sunday. Or, you can also contact them online.