If your main blade has 4 rivets in it, it's probably recalled.
My Cuisinart got a pretty big workout over Thanksgiving weekend. And as far as I know, none of my guests chomped down on a broken piece of blade. Nevertheless, the company has just announced that it's recalling more than 8 million of its riveted food processor blades for just that reason.
That's right—Cuisinart and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission have issued a voluntary recall for roughly 20 different food processor models, after receiving reports from consumers of broken blade pieces in their food. Yikes!
Apparently, the blades can crack over time and small metal pieces can break off, posing a laceration hazard to consumers. Or in other words, you might bite down and unexpectedly cut up your mouth or worse, break a tooth. So here's what you need to know:
The recall involves the riveted blades in Cuisinart food processors with model numbers—located on the bottom of the food processor—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.
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If you have one of these models in your home, stop using it immediately and contact Cuisinart for a free replacement blade at 877-339-2534, or online at www.cuisinart.com\recall. Consumers can click on Product Recalls at the bottom of the page for more information, then click here for tips on safe blade removal.
Hollee Actman Becker is a freelance writer, blogger, and mom of two who writes about parenting and pop culture. Check out her website holleeactmanbecker.com for more, and then follow her on Instagram and Twitter.