Before you break out your food processor for holiday cooking, you might want make sure your blade is safe. Cuisinart, one of the largest manufactures of blenders and food processors, currently has an open recall.
The issue is due to a product defect in the processor’s riveted blade. The rivets crack over time, which causes pieces of the blades to come lose. More than 60 customers found broken pieces of the blades in their food. Some even suffered lacerations. Because of these hazards, Cuisinart is now recalling 8 million food processors.
How to Know if Your Food Processor is Part of the Recall
Not every food processor by Cuisinart is dangerous. All the dangerous units were sold between July 1996 and December 2015. Anything before or after that range should be safe. If you bought yours during that time range, you should check the model number to see if it is included in the recall.
Here are the model numbers you need to worry about: 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.
Will These Issues Cause Lawsuits?
As with any dangerous product defect, the company had an obligation when it sold the product to make sure that it was safe. Customers who were injured by these blades might have grounds to take legal action against Cuisinart. As of now, there are no public lawsuits pending against the company, but that may soon change.
Hopefully, most customers will learn about the recall before injuries occur, and the accident will pressure the business into making safer products in the future. Right now, everyone just needs to make sure they participate in the recall before more people get hurt.