8 million Cuisinart food processors recalled; metal pieces could end up in food

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About eight million Cuisinart brand food processors have been recalled.

According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the food processor’s blade can crack over time, allowing small pieces of metal from the blade to get into food.

Here are the model numbers of the products included in the recall:

  • 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
  • MP-14

Customers can find the model number on the bottom of the food processor. The blade have four rivets and are silver-colored stainless steel with a beige plastic center hub. Only food processors with four rivets in the blade are included in the recall notice.

Cuisinart is printed on the front and bottom of the appliances. Conair, the company that distributes the food processors and owns the Cuisinart brand, has received 69 reports of customers finding broken pieces of the blade in food. There have been 30 reports or mouth lacerations or tooth injuries associated with the problem.

Customers who have the food processors should stop using them immediately and contact Cuisinart for a free replacement blade. The food processors were sold at specialty stores nationwide and through various websites from July 1996 through December 2015. They retailed for between $100 and $350.

Customers with questions can call Cuisinart toll-free at 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.