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Food Processers Recalled for Laceration Hazard

Walmart stores nationwide are recalling food processors because consumers could get cut, according to news reports.

Nearly 225,000 General Electric food processors are involved in the recall. The problem lies within the safety interlock system, which can malfunction and allow consumers to use the product without securing the lid, according to news reports. The unsecure lid poses a laceration hazard.

The product involved in the recall included:

  • GE-branded digital, 14-cup food processors. The food processors are black with stainless steel trim, and model number 169203 is imprinted on the underside of the unit.

Along with the danger the sharp pieces cause, the product may also emit smoke, or catch fire, posing a fire hazard.

So far, there have been “58 incident reports: 24 reports of the food processor operating without the lid in place, of which 21 resulted in injuries to fingertips; and 34 reports of the unit smoking, including 3 reports of fires,” according to news reports.

The recalled products were sold at Walmart stores and online from Sept. 2009 to Feb. 2011 for approximately $50.

As a Bellingham personal injury attorney, I urge consumers to check for this recalled item. For additional information, contact Walmart Customer Service toll free at 877-207-0923 or visit the firm’s website at www.walmartstores.com/recalls.

If you or a loved one has been injured by a recalled vehicle, contact a personal injury lawyer in Bellingham.