A very large recall of about 225,000 defective <"http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">General ElectricÂ® Food Processors has been announced by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).
The defective General ElectricÂ® Food Processors were manufactured in China and imported by Walmart Stores Inc., of Bentonville, Arkansas.
The safety interlock system on the recalled General ElectricÂ® Food Processors can fail, allowing operation without the lid secured, which poses a laceration hazard. The product can also emit smoke, or catch fire, posing a fire hazard.
To date, Walmart has received a total of 58 incident reports, which includes 24 reports of the food processor operating without the lid in place. Of these, 21 resulted in injuries to fingertips. There have also been 34 reports of the unit smoking, including 3 reports of fires.
This recall involves GE-branded digital, 14-cup food processors. The General ElectricÂ® Food Processors are black with stainless steel trim; model number 169203 is imprinted on the underside of the unit.
The recalled General ElectricÂ® Food Processors were sold exclusively at Walmart stores nationwide and Walmart.com from September 2009 through February 2011 for a retail price of about $50.
The CPSC advises consumers to immediately stop using the recalled General ElectricÂ® Food Processors and to return the defective product to any Walmart for a full refund.
Walmart Customer Service can be reached, toll free, at 1.877.207.0923 between 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m., Central Time (CT), Monday through Friday, or at the firmâ€™s website at www.walmartstores.com/recalls.