Calphalon has issued a recall of its 18 and 24 piece Contemporary Cutlery Knife Block Sets due to the possibility of laceration.
The laceration hazard presents when the 8” Slicer or the 8” Bread knives are inserted into the bottom row of the knife block. The knives will protrude out of the bottom side of the block, posing a laceration hazard.
Approximately 206,000 units were sold from 2007 to May 2011 for $200-$300 nationwide at a multitude of retailers including Bed Bath and Beyond, Belk, Bloomingdales, Crate and Barrel, Dillard’s, Kitchen Collection, Cutlery and More, Carlson Marketing, Maritz, Hinda, and Calphalon Retail Outlets. The units were also sold online through Amazon.com and Cooking.com and in the Chef’s Catalog.
Recalled units may be identified in two ways. Consumers may count the number of slot openings in the wooden block. Wooden block with 18 or 24 slots are included in the recall. Consumers may also check the bottom of the wooden block. Wooden blocks without numbers stamped on the bottom are included in the recall. Wooden blocks that have a different number of slot openings or blocks with three numbers stamped on the bottom are not included in the recall.
Calphalon will provide a free repair kit for all recalled items and may be contacted at 1-800-809-7267 Monday through Friday from 8am to 5pm EST. Consumers may also visit the company’s website at www.calphalon.com for more information concerning the recall and repair kit.
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