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October 5, 2000

KitchenAid Recalls 220,000 Food Processors

Kitchenaid food processor recallBenton Harbor, MI (SafetyAlerts) - KitchenAid Home Appliances has announced a voluntary recall of about 220,000 food processors for repair. A cap on the blade unit can dislodge during use. When dislodged, the cap can get mixed in with food, presenting a choking hazard.

KitchenAid estimates that there have been 30 incidents of the cap becoming dislodged into food. Two of the reports involved consumers starting to choke on the cap.

The recall involves KitchenAid® 5-cup and 7-cup food processors sold under the model names Little Classic™, Little Ultra Power® and Ultra Power®. "KitchenAid" is on the front and bottom of the unit. The model name is on the side of the unit. The recalled units can be identified by their model and serial numbers, which are located on the bottom of the unit. Recalled units have model numbers beginning with KFP300, 4KFP300 and RRKFP300 (Little Classic™), KFP350, 4KFP350 and RRRKFP350 (Little Ultra Power®) and KFP450 and RRRKFP450 (Ultra Power®). The serial numbers begin with WJG, WJH, WJI, WJJ, and WJK00 to WJK33. The food processors are white, almond cream, blue, red, green, yellow or black. They are made in France and are UL listed.

Department, mass merchandise, and specialty stores nationwide sold these food processors from April 1997 through August 2000 for between $110 and $160.

Consumers should stop using these food processor models immediately and contact KitchenAid to receive a free replacement blade unit. Consumers should call KitchenAid toll-free at (866) 444-3574 between 8 a.m. and 11 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.

The recall does not include KitchenAid 9-cup and 11-cup food processors , or food processors with blade units that have a gray cap.

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