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2 million kitchen knives recalled after dozens of people cut by faulty product

The Consumer Product Safety Commision (CPSC) has issued a warning over faulty knives that have cut more than a dozen people, forcing three to get stitches.

Calphalon Contemporary Cutlery received at least 27 reports of "finger or hand lacerations," and 3,150 reports to its company over broken knives.

Customers are being advised to contact the company for a replacement.

Among the recalled products:

  • Calphalon Contemporary Cutlery; 4.5" Parer; item number 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

The knives were sold in stores and online from September 2008 through December 2016.



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