Cuisinart has announced a recall of about 8 million of its food processors after Conair, the company’s owner, received 69 reports of consumers finding broken pieces of the blade in processed food, including 30 reports of mouth lacerations or tooth injuries.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission stated this was due to the processor’s riveted blade cracking over time, causing small, metal pieces of the blade to break off.
According to Consumer Reports, the recall is the largest of a kitchen appliance in the history of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission due the its size and scope, as the recall reaches back to models sold as early as July 1996.
The model numbers, which can be found on the bottom of the food processor, that are being recalled can be found on the Consumer Product Safety Commission website.
The agency has advised consumers to immediately stop using the food processor’s riveted blade and contact Cuisinart for a free replacement blade.