Calphalon Recalls Cutlery Knives Due to Laceration Hazard

Name of product:
Contemporary Cutlery knives

Hazard:
The blade on Contemporary Cutlery knives can break during use, posing a laceration hazard.

Units:
About 2 million (in addition, about 7,000 were sold in Canada)

Description:
This recall involves Calphalon Contemporary Cutlery carving, chef, paring, santoku and utility knives sold individually and in sets made between August 2008 and March 2016. The following models are included in the recall:

 

Product Item Item Number
Calphalon Contemporary Cutlery 4.5″ Parer KNR10045C
Calphalon Contemporary Cutlery 7″ Santoku KNR0007C
Calphalon Contemporary Cutlery Contemporary Paring Knife Set 1821332
Calphalon Contemporary Cutlery 5″ Santoku KNR0005C
Calphalon Contemporary Cutlery 8″ Chef Knife KNR4008C
Calphalon Contemporary Cutlery Fruit/Vegetable Set – 3.5″ parer & 6″ utility KNSR002C
Calphalon Contemporary Cutlery Carving Set – 6″ fork & 8″ slicer KNSR0102C
Calphalon Contemporary Cutlery 21-piece set 3½” parer, 5″ boning knife, 5″ santoku, 5½” tomato/bagel knife, 6″ fork, 6″ utility, 7″ santoku, 8″ bread, 8″ chef’s knife, 8″ slicer, 10″ steel, kitchen shears, 8 steak knives, and knife block 1808009
Calphalon Contemporary Cutlery 17-piece set 4½” parer, 6″ utility, 7″ santoku, 8″ bread, 8″ chef’s knife, 8″ slicer, 10″ steel, kitchen shears, 8 steak knives, and knife block 1808008
Calphalon Contemporary SharpIN Cutlery 14-piece set 4.5″ Parer, 6″ Utility, 8″ Bread, 8″ Chef’s Knife, 8 Steak Knives, Kitchen Shears, Sharpening Knife Block 1922890
Calphalon Contemporary SharpIN Cutlery 15-piece set 4.5″ Parer, 6″ Utility, 7″ Santoku, 8″ Bread, 8″ Chef’s Knife, 8 Steak Knives, Kitchen Shears, Sharpening Knife Block 1922971
Calphalon Contemporary SharpIN Cutlery 18-piece set 4.5″ Parer, 5″ Boning, 5.5″ Tomato, 6″ Utility, 7″ Santoku, 8″ Bread, 8″ Chef’s Knife, 8″ Slicer, 8 Steak Knives, Kitchen Shears, Sharpening Knife Block 1932810
Calphalon Contemporary SharpIN Cutlery 20-piece set 4.5″ Parer, 5″ Boning, 5″ Santoku, 5.5″ Tomato, 6″ Fork, 6″ Utility, 7″ Santoku, 8″ Bread, 8″ Chef’s Knife, 8″ Slicer, 8 Steak Knives, Kitchen Shears, Sharpening Knife Block 1922976

 

Incidents/Injuries:
Calphalon has received 27 reports of finger or hand lacerations; including four injuries requiring stitches. In addition, the firm has received about 3,150 reports of broken knives.

Remedy:
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled cutlery and contact Calphalon for a replacement cutlery product.

Sold At:
J.C. Penney, Kohl’s, Macy’s and other stores nationwide and online at www.Amazon.com from September 2008 through December 2016. The recalled knives were sold from September 2008 through December 2016 for $25 for a single knife to $300 for a knife block set.

Manufacturer(s):
Calphalon Corp., of Atlanta, Ga.

Manufactured In:
China

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