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Recall: Contemporary Cutlery Knives

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On 2017-02-22, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Contemporary Cutlery Knives due to a potential laceration hazard. This product sold new beginning in September 2008 for about $25 to $300.

About 2 million units are involved in this Calphalon knives recall. Instance(s) of severe injuries have been reported. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.

This was the 1st recall of products in the Cutlery, Utensils & Gadgets category in 2017. Since 2005, there have been approximately 10 similar recalls, involving about 3 million product units.

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Contemporary Cutlery Knives
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Image of Recalled Calphalon Contemporary Cutlery Self-Sharpen 16pc Block Set 379825
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Company Contact Information:

Website: calphalon.com
Phone: 800-809-7267

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What is the problem?

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

Instance(s) of severe injuries have been reported.

How can I tell if I own this product?

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 3 1/2" parer, 5" boning knife, 5" santoku, 5 1/2" 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 4 1/2" 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

These items were sold new+ 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.

What should I do if I own this recalled product?

First, stop using the item.

Then, add the item to a free, private Items I Own account. This will enable you to easily access the CPSC and recalling company's remedy instructions as well as track your progress toward getting the item returned or fixed. Click "I Own THIS Item" to continue.

The CPSC provides the following remedy information:

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

Calphalon at 800-809-7267 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.calphalon.com andclick on "Customer Support" at the bottom of the page then "Recalls" for more information.

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Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date

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.

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+WeMakeItSafer cautions consumers that recalled items may have been acquired at different locations, prices and times than specified in the CPSC recall announcement. This is especially true for items purchased in online marketplaces, resale shops or yard sales. More information may be available at CPSC.gov.

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