The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, in cooperation with Calphalon Corporation, of Atlanta, Ga., announced a voluntary recall of about 217,000 Calphalon Contemporary Cutlery Knife Sets in the United States; 300 in Canada.
Hazard: The tips of the 8- inch slicing knife and/or the 8-inch bread knife can protrude through the bottom slot row on the wooden block holder, posing a laceration hazard.
Incidents/Injuries: Calphalon has received one report of a cut finger injury.
Description: This recall involves all 17- and 21-piece Contemporary Cutlery Knife Sets with model numbers KNS17C and KNS21C. The knife sets were manufactured from August of 2007 through May 1, 2011. The recalled cutlery sets do not have model or date code markings on the wooden block although all sets have the "Calphalon" logo stamped in black on the front. Knife block sets with a three digit number imprinted on the underside are not included in this recall.
Sold at: Macy's, Bed Bath and Beyond, Belk, Bloomingdales, Crate and Barrel, Dillard's, Kitchen Collection, Cutlery and More, Carlson Marketing, Maritz, Hinda, Calphalon Retail Outlets and stores nationwide; online by Amazon, Cooking.com; and in Chef's Catalog from from 2007 through May 2011 for between $200 and $300.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately contact Calphalon to receive a free repair kit for the recalled products. To order a free repair kit, contact Calphalon anytime at (800) 766-5652.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Calphalon at (800) 809-7267 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET, or visit the firm's Web site at www.calphalon.com.
Note: Health Canada's press release is available at http://cpsr-rspc.hc-sc.gc.ca/PR-RP/recall-retrait-eng.jsp?re_id=1351.