The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced a recall today of about 255,000 General Electric® Food Processors imported by Walmart Stores Inc., of Bentonville, Ark.
The safety interlock system on the recalled food processor can fail, allowing operation without the lid secured which poses a laceration hazard. In addition, the product can emit smoke, or catch fire, posing a fire hazard. Walmart has received a total of 58 incident reports.
This recall involves GE-branded digital, 14-cup food processors. The food processors are black with stainless steel trim, and model number 169203 is imprinted on the underside of the unit.
The product was sold exclusively at Walmart stores nationwide and Walmart.com from September 2009 through February 2011 for a retail price of about $50.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled food processor and return the product to any Walmart for a full refund. For additional information, contact Walmart Customer Service toll free at (877) 207-0923 between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit www.walmartstores.com/recalls.