A recall has been issued for 300-thousand Cuisinart food processors sold in Canada because of a laceration hazard.
The recall covers a silver-coloured blade in certain models which is attached by four rivets.
The riveted blade can crack over time and small metal pieces can break off into processed food.
The recall involves food processors with the following model numbers:
- 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
Health Canada says there have been 10 reports of cracked or broken riveted blades in Canada, including two reports of mouth laceration or tooth injury.
The affected products, sold in Canada from 1996 through last December, were made in China and distributed by Woodbridge, Ontario-based Conair Consumer Products.
Consumers are advised to immediately stop using the riveted blade and contact Conair for a free replacement.