Calphalon Recalls 2 Million Knives Due to Being More Dangerous Than Usual

Calphalon Recalls 2 Million Knives Due to Being More Dangerous Than Usual

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Susmita Baral
Mar 3, 2017
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Your knives may be more dangerous than usual if you own Calphalon brand products. The company announced a recall of 2 million knives in the United States and 7,100 knives in Canada. The recall took place after more than 3,000 cases of knives breaking and 27 reports of consumers suffering from finger and hand lacerations, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission.

The knives — retailed at stores like Kohl's, Macy's, Amazon, and J.C. Penney — impacted by the recall were sold between October 2008 and December 2016. Calphalon is calling on consumers to check the date codes on the surface of the units. No date? Odds are it is a recalled device.

Those with recalled units will have to register for a recall kit online or call 800-809-7267 during the traditional Monday to Friday work week. The devices impacted by the recall range from a $25 knife to a $300 set.

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The list of products include the following:

  • Contemporary Cutlery 4.5" Parer, KNR10045C
  • Contemporary Cutlery 7" Santoku, KNR0007C
  • Contemporary Paring Knife Set 3 1/2" Parer and 4 1/2" Parer, 1821332
  • Contemporary Cutlery 5" Santoku, KNR0005C
  • Contemporary Cutlery 8" Chef Knife, KNR4008C
  • Contemporary Cutlery Fruit/Vegetable Set 3.5" parer & 6" utility, KNSR002C
  • Contemporary Cutlery 8" slicer, KNSR0102C
  • Contemporary Cutlery 21-piece set 3 1/2" parer, 5" santoku, 6" utility, 7" santoku, 8" chef's knife, 8" slicer, 1808009
  • Contemporary Cutlery 17-piece set 4 1/2" parer, 6" utility, 7" santoku, 8" chef's knife, 8" slicer, 1808008
  • Contemporary SharpIN Cutlery 14-piece set 4 1/2" Parer, 6" Utility, 8" Chef's Knife, 1922890
  • Contemporary SharpIN Cutlery 15-piece set 4 1/2" Parer, 6" Utility, 7" Santoku, 8" Chef's Knife 1922971
  • Contemporary SharpIN Cutlery 18-piece set 4 1/2" Parer, 6" Utility, 7" Santoku, 8" Chef's Knife, 8" Slicer, 1932810
  • Contemporary SharpIN Cutlery 20-piece set 4 1/2" Parer, 5" Santoku, 6" Utility, 7" Santoku, 8" Chef's Knife, 8" Slicer, 1922976

Do you own one of these knives? Let us know in the comments.

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