Millions Of These Knives Are Being Recalled Because Their Blades Can Break

The massive recall of Calphalon Contemporary Cutlery affects products sold as far back as 2008.

Roughly 2 million kitchen knives are being voluntarily recalled following reports of hand and finger lacerations from the blades breaking, federal authorities announced Wednesday.

The massive recall of Calphalon Contemporary Cutlery specifically targets blades sold between August 2008 and this past December, the Consumer Product Safety Commission said in a press release.

Thirteen models that were sold individually for $25 and in sets for $300 are specifically being recalled. The recalled model numbers are as follows: 1808008, 1808009, 1821332, 1922890, 1922971, 1922976, 1932810, KNR0005C, KNR0007C, KNR10045C, KNR4008C, KNSR002C and KNSR0102C.

Millions of knives sold by Calphalon Contemporary Cutlery are being recalled because of the risk of injury.
Millions of knives sold by Calphalon Contemporary Cutlery are being recalled because of the risk of injury.

Of the products sold ― about 7,000 of which were in Canada ― there have been about 3,150 reports of broken knives. At least four of the injuries required stitches, the CPSC said.

“Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled cutlery and contact Calphalon for a replacement cutlery product,” the safety commission states on its website.

This is one of the knives that is undergoing a voluntary recall.
This is one of the knives that is undergoing a voluntary recall.

The list of stores that the models were sold at includes J.C. Penney, Kohl’s, Macy’s and Amazon.com

Anyone who has one or more of these knives is asked to contact the company to exchange the product for a replacement.