Cuisinart Issues Massive Recall

Check your model before the holidays get under way

If you're planning to pull your Cuisinart food processor out of the cabinet this holiday season, you should take a moment to check its model number before you start cooking. The company is recalling 8 million food processors after 69 customers reported finding pieces of metal in their food. Nearly half of those customers reported dental and mouth injuries from the defect, USA Today reports.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, which announced the recall, explains, "The food processor's riveted blade can crack over time and small, metal pieces of the blade can break off into the processed food. This poses a laceration hazard to consumers."

The recalled models stretch back 20 years to July 1996 and include models sold recently—so even if you registered for this a decade ago, you should still check your model. Cooks with a recalled model should dispose of their blades and contact the company for replacements.

Hopefully they will arrive in time for all of that holiday cooking.