Walmart recalls GE food processors

Reuters News
Posted: May 25, 2011 5:49 PM
Walmart recalls GE food processors

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Around 255,000 General Electric Food Processors sold exclusively at Walmart have been voluntarily recalled due to a risk of laceration and fire, the government said on Wednesday.

The safety interlock system on the recalled food processor can fail, exposing blades while in operation, the Consumer Product Safety Commission said in a statement.

Food processors can also emit smoke or catch fire.

There have been 58 reports of incidents, 21 of which resulted in injuries to fingertips and three in fire.

The product is a black with stainless steel trim 14-cup food processor with a 169203 model number.

The recalled food processors were sold nationwide at Walmart and from September 2009 until February 2011 for about $50.

Consumers should immediately stop using the food processor and return it to Walmart for a full refund, the CPSC said.

(Reporting by Wendell Marsh; Editing by Jerry Norton)