Cuisinart, the major manufacturer of kitchen accessories and small appliances, recently announced a massive recall of eight million food processors. Conair, which manages Cuisinart, issued the product recall after consumers said that they found metal blades in their food after using the food processors.
According to the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), 69 people came forward to report that blade pieces had broken off the food processors and ended up in their food. Moreover, 30 of these reports stated that the consumers suffered mouth lacerations or tooth injuries as a result of eating the food without noticing the broken blades.
The CPSC, which is providing assistance to Conair during the voluntary recall, stated that the riveted blade in the defective food processor can crack and cause very small metal pieces to break off during use and fall into processed food. The conclusion of the CPSC is that the broken blades pose “a laceration hazard to consumers.”
The recall affects Cuisinart food processors with four-rivet blades. The defective items were manufactured and sold in the United States between July 1996 and December 2015. A total of eight million Cuisinart products are being recalled in the U.S., with another 300,000 products recalled in Canada. Most of the products were sold at specialty stores and online.
Anyone who has one of the recalled food processors should get in touch with Cuisinart to arrange for a free product replacement. Additionally, anyone who has been injured due to use of the defective food processor should speak with a personal injury lawyer to explore their available legal options.
If you have been injured while using a defective product, you need to speak with a qualified personal injury lawyer. The experienced personal injury and product liability attorneys at the Abelson Law Firm can help you get the compensation you deserve. Contact us anytime to schedule a free initial consultation.