2 Million Knives are Being Recalled Because of This Terrifying Flaw

Calphalon knife

I know you like to Bobby Flay it up in the kitchen. I can picture you slicing and dicing like the master chef that you are. You’ve got the batonnet, the julienne and the chiffonade down. Onions? Carrots? They don’t stand a chance between you and your knives.

Before you make dinner tonight, though, you might want to check your cutlery — especially if it’s Calphalon.

On Feb. 22, the kitchen supply company recalled about 2 million knives due to reports of blades breaking during use, putting users at risk of injury.  


If you have select models of these recalled knives, you could get them replaced for free. Keep reading for details.

How to Get Your Calphalon Knives Replaced for Free

According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, certain Calphalon Contemporary Cutlery products made between August 2008 and March 2016 are experiencing this safety hazard. Thirteen products are included in this recall.

Recalled items range from complete 21-piece sets to individual knives, totaling around 2 million pieces. To see a full list of product names and item numbers included in the recall, click here.

So far, Calphalon has received about 3,150 reports of broken knives.

Unfortunately, the company has also received 27 reports of finger and/or hand lacerations — four of which required stitches. Ouch.

To avoid cramping your kitchen style, Calphalon is willing to replace your recalled products for free. Thank goodness, because I’m sure the last thing you want is for a blade to go flying across the kitchen while you’re cooking. *sweats profusely*

To return items, head to Calphalon’s recall website to order a return kit. After you return the items in the packaging provided, Calphalon will replace your knives in four to six weeks at no cost to you.

Until then, ease up on the kitchen entertainment. You know you can’t beat those kids on “MasterChef Junior” anyway — keep dreaming!

Your Turn: Do you have any of these recalled products?

Kelly Smith is a junior writer and engagement specialist at The Penny Hoarder. She can’t cook, so she doesn’t have any of these knives.

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