Do your holiday plans include whipping up a feast with a food processor? Listen up. If you’ve got a Cuisinart food processor that was purchased between July 1996 and December 2015, you need to check out if it’s part of a recall that could potentially cause your family harm.
Cuisinart's parent company, Conair, issued a massive voluntary recall of more than 8 million Cuisinart food processors on Dec. 13 that includes 22 models sold between 1996 and 2015. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission says metal shards can break off of the blade and end up in your food, causing “mouth lacerations and tooth injuries."
To be clear, the recall is not for the entire processor or any other parts or accessories; it’s only if your Cuisinart has a specific kind of blade. The blade is the only thing that potentially needs to be replaced if it has rivets.
Over time, the riveted blade can crack, causing small pieces of metal to break off into the food in the processor’s cup. The company said they received 69 reports from consumers who found metal fragments in their food after using the processor and at least 30 cases had injuries, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.
Affected models begin with the following numbers and letters: 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.
Cuisinart food processors currently being sold in stores do not have a riveted blade and are not part of the recall.
If you have questions, you can contact 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.
You can also go to cuisinart.com/recall to see if your model is affected and to register for a free replacement blade.