Conair is recalling over 8 million Cuisinart food processors due to potential laceration hazards. Cuisinart reports that the riveted blade on the processor can crack over time and release small, metal pieces broke from the blade into food. This recall includes 22 model numbers which are found on the bottom of the processor. Only processors that contain four blade rivets are being recalled. There have been 69 reports of broken blade pieces in processed food and 30 consumers have experienced tooth injuries or mouth lacerations. These products were sold at gourmet, specialty and department stores from July 1996 through December 2015. The company advises consumers to discontinue use of the riveted blade and contact the company directly for a free blade replacement.
This recall poses a real danger due to the large number of food processors that are being recalled. Millions of consumers have this product in their homes and are at risk for serious injuries. Unfortunately, there are thousands of products that are recalled each year. Luckily, consumers are protected by product liability laws which help hold companies, manufacturers, distributors, and retailers liable for damages, illnesses, or injuries that are caused by their products. Serious injuries can result in large medical bills. Always contact a product liability lawyer if you are injured by a faulty or defective product. An experienced attorney will investigate your injuries and determine if you have grounds to pursue compensation from the company who is responsible for the defective product.
The product liability attorneys at Meyerkord & Kurth, LLC offer decades of experience helping those who have been injured. Our team understands the stress of injuries and is dedicated to helping those who have been affected by faulty or defective products. We work for our clients and strive to get them the care and compensation they deserve. Contact our office today if a faulty or defective product has resulted in damages. We offer free no-obligation consultations at our downtown St. Louis office.