A popular kitchen item could pose a major safety hazard, according to an important alert just issued. If you own a Cuisinart food processor that was purchased in the last 20 years, the Consumer Product Safety Commission is advising that you stop using it immediately.
Conair has recalled 8 million Cuisinart food processors because the riveted blade can crack over time and leave metal shards in the processed food, leading to mouth lacerations and tooth injuries. The company has received 69 reports of consumers finding metal fragments in processed food.
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The Consumer Product Safety Commission announced the massive recall Dec. 13, saying customers who bought any of the affected models between July 1996 and December 2015 should stop using the riveted blade right away.
Be sure to share this message with friends who might own food processors. Consumers with questions about the recall should contact Cuisinart at 877-339-2534 or visit the website for a free replacement blade. More details about the recall are here.
There's been a voluntary recall of sunflower seed snacks from various brands, including Planters, because of possible listeria contamination. For the states affected, go to the FDA for info. Click here for other listeria-related food recalls.
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