Cuisinart Recalls Millions of Food Processor Blades After People Report Finding Broken Blade Pieces in Food
Before you take our advice and whip up some homemade hummus or pesto, you’re going to want to check the model number on your food processor: Conair, Cuisinart’s parent corporation, has voluntarily recalled around eight million Cuisinart food processor blades, found in food processors that were sold between July of 1996 through December of 2015.
The recall comes after the company received reports — 69 of ‘em to be exact — of consumers finding broken pieces of the food processor’s blade in their food. 30 of those reports were paired with mouth lacerations or tooth injuries. Cue wincing.
According to the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission, the blades to look out for are silver stainless steel, have four rivets and have a beige plastic center hub. You can find all the model numbers, located at the bottom of the food processor, to look out for here. If you find you have a food processor included in the recall, the company says you should stop using it immediately (hummus can wait) and contact Cuisinart for a free replacement blade. And to manage your expectations, don’t expect that process to super easy: As Grub Street reports, a lot of people are freaked out by the thought of finding a sharp piece of stainless steel in their food (naturally), and it seems Cuisinart has been a bit overwhelmed by all the customer inquiries.
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