- Associated Press - Friday, December 16, 2016

More than 8 million Cuisinart food processors are being recalled because pieces of the metal blade can break off into processed food. Other recalled consumer products include defective bicycle lights and chain saws.

Here’s a more detailed look:

FOOD PROCESSORS

DETAILS: The riveted blades in Cuisinart food processors with model numbers that begin with the following: CFP-9, CFP-11, DFP-7, DFP-11, DFP-14, DLC-5, DLC-7, DLC-8, DLC-10, DLC-XP, DLC-2007, DLC-2009, DLC-2011, DLC-2014, DLC-3011, DLC-3014, EV-7, EV-10, EV-11, EV-14, KFP-7 and MP-14. The model number is located on the bottom of the food processor. Only food processors with four rivets in the blades are included in this recall. “Cuisinart” is printed on the front and on the bottom of the food processors. They were sold from July 1996 through December 2015.

WHY: 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.

INCIDENTS: Sixty-nine reports of consumers finding broken pieces of the blade in processed food, including 30 reports of mouth lacerations or tooth injuries.

HOW MANY: About 8 million in the U.S. and about 300,000 in Canada.

FOR MORE: Call Cuisinart at 877-339-2534 from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. ET Monday through Friday and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Saturday and Sunday or visit www.cuisinart.com and click on “Product Recalls” at the bottom of the page for more information on the voluntary recall.

SELF-BALANCING SCOOTERS

DETAILS: Orbit brand self-balancing scooters. The scooters have two wheels at either end of a platform and are powered by lithium-ion battery packs. “Orbit” is printed on a black sticker on the underside of the scooter. They were sold through Evine’s televised shopping programs and at evine.com in December 2015.

WHY: The lithium-ion battery packs in the self-balancing scooters/hoverboards can overheat, posing a risk of smoking, catching fire and/or exploding.

INCIDENTS: None reported.

HOW MANY: About 1,900.

FOR MORE: Call World Trading at 877-498-8697 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or send email to [email protected] for more information.

TOYS

DETAILS: Bump ‘N Go Walking Egg Laying Chicken with light, sound and music. The battery-powered plastic toy is a yellow chicken with an orange head and orange wings. The chicken toy includes three white plastic eggs that are placed into the back of the chicken and then released from the bottom. “QQ Chicken” is printed on the wing. A small yellow chicken sits on the chicken’s back. They were sold at Amazon.com and Bingo Deal’s website www.prextex.com from July 2015 through June 2016.

WHY: The toys contain small eggs and the chicken can break into small plastic pieces, both posing a choking hazard to children.

INCIDENTS: None reported.

HOW MANY: About 2,700.

FOR MORE: Call Bingo Deals at 888-429-1679 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Thursday and from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. ET on Friday, send email to [email protected] or visit Bingo Deal’s website www.prextex.com and click on “Recall Safety Information” at the top of the page.

BICYCLE LIGHTS

DETAILS: Trek Bontrager Flare RT and Ion 700 RT bicycle lights. Both models of lights come in black. “Bontrager” and “Transmtr” are printed on the front of the Bontrager Flare RT lights and the date code is printed on the back. “Ion 700 RT,” ”700 Lumen” and “Transmtr” are printed on the side of the Ion 700 RT lights and the date code is printed on the bottom under the charging port cover. The recall includes Bontrager Flare RT with date codes Af0400001 through Af0400407. Also, Bontrager Ion 700 RT with date code 1606. They were sold at bicycle stores nationwide and at www.trekbikes.com from July 2016 through October 2016.

WHY: The bicycle light can operate intermittently when paired with a remote transmitter, reducing the visibility of and for the rider, posing an injury hazard.

INCIDENTS: Seven reports of the lights functioning intermittently when paired with a remote transmitter.

HOW MANY: About 600.

FOR MORE: Call Trek at 800-373-4594 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit www.trekbikes.com and click on “Safety & Recalls” at the bottom of the page for more information.

CHAIN SAWS

DETAILS: Craftsman-branded chain saws powered by a two-cycle gasoline engine ranging in size from 42cc to 46cc and with either a 16-inch, 18-inch or 20-inch bar. The chain saw’s housing is red and black and “Craftsman” is printed on the side of the unit and on the bar. Chain saws included in the recall have model numbers 41AY427S799 316.38070, 41AY429S799 316.38090, 41AY462S799 316.38098 and 41AY469S799 316.38188, and serial numbers 1K155XQ0198 through 1F076XQ0200. They were made between Nov. 15, 2015 and June 7, 2016. Model and serial numbers and the manufacture date are located on a white label above the rear handle. They were sold at Ace Hardware, Atwoods, Orchard Supply Hardware and Sears and online at OSH.com and Sears.com from February 2016 through July 2016.

WHY: The chain saws can leak fuel, posing a fire hazard.

INCIDENTS: None reported.

HOW MANY: About 19,500

FOR MORE: Call MTD Southwest’s Craftsman recall line at 866-864-2949 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit www.craftsman.com and click on the Customer Care tab and then on “Product Recalls” under Warranty and Returns.

CHRISTMAS TINS

DETAILS: Figi’s Companies Christmas Wishes Tins. The metal Christmas Wishes tins have a red lid and a white base painted with a Christmas tree and winter snow scene. The tin has a music sound chip that is found in an envelope on the underside of the lid. The sound chip contains three button batteries. The products inside the tin have Figi’s labels. They were sold at www.figis.com and www.birchlandmarket.com and through Figi’s companies and Birchland Market mail-order catalogs from October 2016 through December 2016.

WHY: The tin’s music sound chip mechanism can separate and expose button batteries, posing choking and button battery ingestion hazards to children.

INCIDENTS: None reported.

HOW MANY: About 5,000.

FOR MORE: Call Figi’s Companies at 800-437-3817 from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. CT Monday through Saturday or visit www.figis.com and click the recall banner in the middle of the home page for more information.

PORTABLE AIR CONDITIONERS

DETAILS: Three models of 7,000 and 8,000 BTU LG portable air conditioners including model numbers LP0711WNR, LP0813WNR, and LP0814WNR. The air conditioners are tan-white with the LG logo on the front. They measure about 30 inches tall, 12 inches wide, 14 inches deep, and weigh 50 pounds. The model number is located on the product’s left side panel. The units were sold at Home Depot and other stores nationwide from February 2011 through August 2016. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled portable air conditioners and contact LG to schedule a free repair at an authorized service center.

WHY: The portable air conditioners can overheat, posing a risk of fire.

INCIDENTS: There are four reports of fires that have caused $380,000 in property damage. No injuries have been reported.

HOW MANY: About 466,000 and another 36,000 sold in Canada.

FOR MORE: Contact LG toll-free at 855-791-0808 from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. CT on Saturday or online at www.lgportableacrecall.com

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