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Posted: May 25, 2011 1:09 PM

FOOD PROCESSORS

DETAILS: General Electric digital, 14-cup, food processors imported by Walmart Stores Inc., of Bentonville, Ark., and sold exclusively at Walmart stores nationwide and Walmart.com from September 2009 through February 2011. The food processors were manufactured in China.

WHY: The safety interlock system on the recalled food processor can fail, allowing operation without the lid secured to pose a laceration hazard. The product can emit smoke, or catch fire, posing a fire hazard.

INCIDENTS: Walmart has received a total of 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 three reports of fires.

HOW MANY: About 255,000.

FOR MORE: Contact Walmart Customer Service at 877-207-0923 between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at www.walmartstores.com/recalls.