8 Million Cuisinart Food Processors Have Been Recalled for Faulty Blades

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The blades pose a laceration hazard for consumers

The company is providing free replacement blades.

A mass recall for riveted blades in Cuisinart food processors has been announced by Conair, which manufactures the machines.

According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the processor’s riveted blade may crack over time, causing metal pieces to break off into food. The blades are silver-colored stainless steel and have a beige plastic center hub.

About 8 million units in the U.S. and 300,000 in Canada sold between July 1996 and December 2015 are equipped with the faulty blades

The recall involves processors containing four riveted blades starting with the following model numbers, which are located on the bottom of the units: 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.

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As of Dec. 13, Conair has received 69 reports of pieces of broken blades in processed food, and 30 reports of resulting mouth lacerations and tooth injuries.