If you own a Cuisinart food processor that you bought between July 1996 and December 2015, don’t use it until you read this blog. Following a voluntary recall from product manufacturer Conair on Tuesday, an estimated 8 million of the company’s food processors are unsafe to use until further inspection or replacement. It was discovered that blades within numerous models can crack apart during regular use and leave tiny, embedded bits of metal in the food. So far, 69 people have reported the metal slivers in their food, and 30 of them suffered cracked teeth or mouth lacerations.
The model numbers subject to the recall begin with one of the following:
- CFP-9 or 11
- DFP-7, 11, or 14
- DLC-5, 7, 8, 10, XP, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014, 3011, or 3014
- EV-7, 10, 11, or 14
Models numbers should be found on the underside of each product. If you cannot locate the model number, you might be able to identity the recalled blades by sight. The recalled blade has serrated edges, is double-crescent-shaped, has a beige plastic center, and four rivets encircling the beige center.
Click here to visit the official safety recall page from Cuisinart that has an image of safe and unsafe blades. You can also find more information about the recall by dialing Cuisinart’s support line: 877.339.2534. Conair has stated it will send free replacement blades to consumers who contact them about the recall.
Seeking Compensation for Cuisinart Injuries
Conair’s voluntary recall is a welcome change to many other product recalls that are forced by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) instead. But it is still unsettling to know that Cuisinart food processors dated as far back as 1996 may have been dangerously defective the entire time. If you or someone you know has been injured by metal in food that was minced in a Cuisinart food processor, compensation may be necessary to set things right.
Our Columbus product liability attorneys at Rourke and Blumenthal LLC can help you file a personal injury claim against Conair. You may also want to opt into a mass tort against the company, if any arise from the recall. Either way, we can help you explore your legal options and pursue compensation. Contact us to start a case backed by 75+ years of combined legal experience.