CHICAGO (CBS) — About eight million Cuisinart food processors have been recalled, because the blades can crack and break off into food, creating a laceration hazard.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission said the voluntary recall involves Cuisinart food processors with riveted blades sold from 1996 to December 2015.
The recall involves Cuisinart processors with model numbers that begin with the following:
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 and MP-14.
According to the CPSC, consumers should stop using the riveted blades immediately, and contact Cuisinart for a free replacement.
The model number is located on the bottom of the food processor, and the blades in question have four rivets and are made of silver-colored stainless steel, with a beige plastic center hub.
If the model number ends in a Y, or the blade does not have rivets, the food processor is not affected by the recall.
To register for a replacement blade, contact Cuisinart customer service toll-free at 877-339-2534 from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. eastern time Monday through Friday and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. eastern time Saturday and Sunday. You can also click here to fill out a recall form online.