Cuisinart food processors recalled due to laceration hazard

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Elizabeth Hur reports on a Cuisinart recall that could leave food processor users injured

If you're making food for those holiday parties, this might be a problem.

Cuisinart is recalling 8 million of its food processors because there's a problem with the riveted blade, which can crack over time and leave metal pieces of the blade broken off into the processed food.

"Imagine having broken bits of a metal blade in your food and in your mouth," Consumer Product Safety Commission chariman Elliot Kaye said. "These are in millions of American homes, including my own. And they're really dangerous products."

The CPSC and Cuisinart maker Conair are asking consumers to immediately stop using the processor's blades, with four rivets and a beige plastic center hub.

"We've seen dozens of examples of serious cuts to the mouth and damage to people's teeth," Kaye said.

Conair received 69 reports of these broken blades so far and 30 reports of mouth or tooth injuries, made over the past 20 years. That's prompted a recall of 22 different models.

"I think the injuries have come to light more recently," Kaye said. "It goes back 20 years, and as I mentioned, we have one of these and it's probably more on the 20-year-old side. And so we don't want consumers to be complacent."

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.
If you have one, stop using it and call Cuisinart for a free replacement part at 877-339-2534 or reach the company online at Cuisinart.com.
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