Cuisinart Just Recalled 8 Million Food Processors. Is Yours One of Them?

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I’m not sure if there’s anything more terrifying than the thought of biting into shards of metal while eating… but now I can’t stop thinking about it.

On Dec. 13, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced a recall of 22 models of Cuisinart food processors with riveted blades because they pose laceration hazards.

Sound scary? Well, it is — so Cuisinart is offering to replace 8 million riveted blades on its food processors for free.

Here’s how to find out if your device qualifies.

How to Get Your Free Blade Replacement From Cuisinart

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The CPSC’s recall alert states the food processors’ riveted blades can “crack over time and small, metal pieces of the blade can break off into the processed food,” making it a huge safety hazard. ?

The recall covers a wide range of food processors manufactured from July 1996 to December 2015. Canadian buyers are also affected by this recall, as Cuisinart sold about 300,000 of these processors to our neighbors to the north.

So far, “Conair (the owner of Cuisinart) has received 69 reports of consumers finding broken pieces of the blade in processed food, including 30 reports of mouth lacerations or tooth injuries,” reports the CPSC.

To keep you and your family protected (think about all the parents who make their own baby food!), the CPSC recommends that consumers who own affected devices stop using them immediately and contact Cuisinart directly for a free replacement blade.

If you’re not sure if your device qualifies, head to for a full list of recalled models. You can find your device’s model number on its base. If you’re still not sure, you can contact the company at 1-877-339-2534.

You may be without a food processor for a few days while you wait for your new blade to arrive, but at least you’ll have peace of mind knowing you protected your family from any potential accidents.

Your Turn: Do you own a Cuisinart food processor affected by this recall? Let us know in the comments below!

Kelly Smith is a junior writer and engagement specialist at The Penny Hoarder and a senior at The University of Tampa. She hopes your family wasn’t injured by the defective blades!