More than 8 million Cuisinart food processors recalled due to blade hazard

This is one of several types of Cuisinart food processors recalled by Conair.

This is one of several types of Cuisinart food processors recalled by Conair.

Just as the holiday food preparation season is heating up, Conair has voluntarily recalled more than 8 million Cuisinart food processors due to a laceration hazard, the Consumer Product Safety Commission said today.

The food processors’s riveted blade can crack over time and small metal pieces of the blade can break off into the processed food.

Consumers should immediately stop using the  riveted blade and contact Cuisinart for a free replacement blade.

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.

This recall involves the riveted blades in Cuisinart food processors  sold between 1996 and 2015 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 are made in China and distributed by Conair Corp. of Stamford, Conn., which owns the Cuisinart brand.

Here’s how to reach Cuisinart:

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 or online at  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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