In December of 2016, Cuisinart’s parent company announced a recall of 8 million riveted blades of certain Cuisinart food processors sold between 1996 and 2015 in one of the largest small appliance recalls in US history.
Community Closet Founder and CEO, Caron Cooper was surprised to find one of the recalled models on the thrift store shelf. “This is the first time in over five years of looking for recalled items that we actually had one for sale on the day of recall, since then we’ve received several more. This makes me extremely concerned that this was an item sold in the Bozeman market and is in many homes in our region.
The food processor’s riveted blade can break and metal pieces of the blade can break off into the processed food. There have been 69 reports of consumers finding broken pieces of the blade in processed food, many involving injury. Customers can contact Cuisinart for a free replacement blade and learn more at www.cuisinart.com/recall but both the listed phone number and website have not been able to keep up with the flood of requests.
Cooper says she pulled the recalled Cuisinart Food Processer and disposed of it as federal regulations require, and encourages everyone to use the Consumer Product Safety Commission webpage at https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/.