Bad news, Cuisinart fans.
Conair, which is the parent company of the leading food processor brand, is recalling 8 million food processors because pieces of the Cuisinart blade can break off and wind up in food. On Tuesday, the Consumer Product Safety Commission said nearly 69 people have reported finding pieces of blades in their processed food, including 30 who have cut their mouths or broken their teeth.
At issue is the S-shaped, riveted blade that can crack over time. The 22 models of recalled food processors were sold between 1996 and 2015.
UPDATE: Looks like I have one of the recalled food processors. I submitted the form online and should be receiving a replacement blade soon. No estimate when I’ll get it, though.
Conair said owners of these machines should stop using them immediately get in touch with Cuisinart for replacements. The problem is: The Cuisinart phone lines are jammed, and I’ve had troubles getting the website to load. After a few tries, however, I was able to get to a helpful page at recall.cuisinart.com where you can find out if your food processor is included in the recall and request a replacement.
The recall covers 22 models of food processor that were made in China and sold between 1996 and 2015. The blades in question have four rivets.
From the release:
This recall involves the riveted blades in Cuisinart food processors 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.
Go to recall.cuisinart.com or trying calling 877-339-2534 to find out how to replace yours.