Calphalon Recalls to Repair Contemporary Cutlery Knife Block Sets Due to Laceration 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.

Recall date: June 14, 2011
Recall number: 11-246
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Recall Summary

Name of product:

Calphalon Contemporary Cutlery Knife Sets

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.

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

Report an Incident Involving this Product

Recall Details

Units

About 217,000 in the United States; 300 in Canada

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.

Incidents/Injuries

Calphalon has received one report of a cut finger injury.

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.

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.

Manufacturer(s)

Calphalon Corporation, of Atlanta, Ga.

Manufactured in

China