With the holidays just around the corner, many of us are beginning to bake, cook and stir up some goodies in preparation for the festivities. Undoubtedly your favorite Christmas cookie or latkes recipe for Hanukkah requires dicing, shredding, or chopping ingredients in some fashion. Before you head to the kitchen, check your food processor to see if it is one of 8 million Cuisinart appliances that have been recalled due to a laceration hazard.

Conair Corp is voluntarily recalling around 8.3 million Cuisinart food processors that have been sold in both the U.S. and Canada over a 20-year period. Nearly 70 consumers have reported finding broken blades in their processed food, and 30 people have reported lacerations to the mouth or teeth. Over time, the food processor’s riveted blade may crack, leaving small metal shards to break off into the chopped food. The model number can be found at the bottom of the food processor, and recalled product numbers 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 affected food processors were made in China and have silver-colored stainless steel blades, four rivets, and a beige-colored plastic hub in the center. Please note only those food processors with four rivets are included in this recall. The appliances were sold between July 1996 and December 2015 and had a suggested retail price of  $100 – $350. Consumers may have purchased the processors online and in department/specialty stores across the nation.

If your food processor has been recalled, stop use immediately, and contact Cuisinart at www.cuisinart.com for a free replacement blade. The company can also be reached at 877-339-2534 on Monday-Friday from 7am to 11pm EST and 9am to 5pm on the weekends.

The Ruth Law Team’s product liability attorneys have been protecting consumers’ rights for more than 35 years. If you have been injured by a faulty, defective, or dangerous product, contact us at 888-783-8378 for a free case evaluation.