Cuisinart is recalling 8 million food processors because the riveted metal slicing blades can crack and break off into food.
According to the Today Show, 30 cases of mouth lacerations and damaged teeth have been reported. And according to the Huffington Post, 69 people have reported finding broken bits of blade in their processed food.
You can easily identify a defective Cuisinart blade: Look for four rivets on the blade. If you see riveted blades on your Cuisinart, don’t use it! Cuisinart will supply you with a new blade for free.
To contact Cuisinart, go online to Cuisinart.com and click on Product Recalls at the bottom of the page. Or call Cuisinart toll-free at 877-339-2534 — 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET, Saturday and Sunday.
In all, the recall covers 22 Cuisinart models sold between 1996 and 2015. You can also check the model number on your Cusinart, located on the bottom of the food processor. Model numbers that begin with these numbers have the recalled blades: 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.