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Conair Recalls Cuisinart Food Processors After Reports of Blades Falling Into Food

The riveted blade that has injured some consumers, pictured beside the Cuisinart models in question.The riveted blade that has injured some consumers, pictured beside the Cuisinart models in question.
The riveted blade that has injured some consumers, pictured beside the Cuisinart models in question.Cuisinart/United States Consumer Product Safety Commission

Conair announced a recall of the blades in its Cuisinart food processors, after consumers reported that the blades broke apart and fell into their food—causing injury to their teeth and mouth.

According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, Conair has received 69 reports of consumers discovering broken pieces of the riveted blade in their food. That includes 30 reported incidents of mouth lacerations and tooth injuries.

Roughly 8 million Cusinart food processors were sold, not including the 300,000 sold in Canada.

Conair is only recalling iterations of the food processor, specifically its blades, that have four rivets. The specific model numbers can be found at the CPSC’s website.

The food processor in question was sold nationwide and on various websites from July 1996 to December 2015 between $100 to $350, and was made in China.”Consumers should immediately stop using the food processor’s riveted blade and contact Cuisinart for a free replacement blade,” a representative with the CPSC wrote on the website.