General Electric food processor recall

On May 25, 2011 Health Canada has recalled the General Electric®-Branded 14-cup Food Processor by Wal-Mart Canada Corp.

This recall involves General Electric®-Branded 14-cup Food Processor with model number 169203 by Wal-Mart Canada Corp. The food processors are black with stainless steel. The model number can be found on the base of the unit.

What is the danger?

There is a potential failure of the product's safety interlock system, allowing the food processor to be operated without the lid in place, posing a laceration hazard to consumers.

Wal-Mart Canada has received three reports of the food processor engaging without the lid in place resulting in laceration injuries to the user's fingers.

At time of the recall Health Canada has not received any reports of incidents or injuries related to the use of these affected food processors.

What should I do?

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled food processor and return it to the nearest Wal-Mart Canada Retail Store for a full refund.

For more information, consumers may contact Wal-Mart Canada Corp. at 1-877-556-0973.

How many were sold and where?

Approximately 18,983 units of the affected food processors were sold exclusively at Wal-Mart Canada stores across Canada.

The recalled food processors were sold August 2009 to December 2010. These units were manufactured in China. The importer is Wal-Mart Canada Corp. of Mississauga, Ontario.