Many of us put our food processors and mixers to use much more regularly this time of year, which makes this recall especially bad timing.
Conair, which owns Cuisinart, said the riveted blade in many models of the iconic food processor can break up into processed food, causing lacerations and broken teeth. To date, 69 reports of such injuries have been reported to the company.
This doesn’t mean you have to send the machine back or give up using it. The recommended remedy is to contact Cuisinart for a free replacement blade. Meanwhile, stop using the affected blade (see below for affected models) and get more familiar with the grater and slicer attachments that usually just camp out in a drawer. They’re really useful!
Affected models have four rivets that attach the blade to the beige plastic center hub. Check to see if your blade has four rivets. If it does, look at the bottom of your Cuisinart to find the model number. If it begins with any of the following, it’s time to get in touch with Cuisinart for your free replacement: 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.
Call Cuisinart, toll free, 877-339-2534 from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. ET Monday through Friday and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Saturday and Sunday, or go online to www.Cuisinart.com and click on Product Recalls. Go to the US Consumer Product Safety Commission for more on this and other recalls.