cuisinart-foodIf you do a lot of cooking or baking at home, there’s a good chance you own a food processor, and that food processor is more likely than not made by Cuisinart who is one of the staple brands when it comes to home cooking equipment. Unfortunately it seems that some of the food processors made by the company has made life a little more dangerous for its users.

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As announced on the US CPSC’s website and Cuisinart’s website (via Washington Post), several models of the company’s food processors feature blades that can apparently break apart over time, resulting in shards of metal being mixed into food. The CPSC writes, “Conair [Cuisinart’s parent company] has received 69 reports of consumers finding broken pieces of the blade in processed food, including 30 reports of mouth lacerations or tooth injuries.”

They also describe the hazard as, “The food processor’s riveted blade can crack over time and small metal pieces of the blade can break off into the processed food. This poses a laceration hazard to consumers.” So far it seems that quite a few models are affected by this, which includes the 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 company has also uploaded images of the blade so that you can check whether or not yours is one of the affected models. If you discover that you are using one of the affected models, you should stop and contact the company for a free replacement blade. Note that the replacement is only for the blade and not the processor itself.

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