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Calphalon recalls 2 million knives due to defective blades

Cutlery-self-sharpen-16pc-set-block-dtl-2-RGBCalphalon is recalling about 2 million Contemporary Cutlery knives in the United States and about 7,000 in Canada.

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

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.

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

3½" parer, 5" boning knife, 5" santoku, 5½" 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

4½" 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

The knives were sold 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 cost was $25 for a single knife to $300 for a knife block set.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled knives and contact Calphalon for a replacement, the company and U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said.

For more information, call Calphalon at 800-809-7267 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit www.calphalon.com and click on “Customer Support” at the bottom of the page then “Recalls.”

Copyright 2017, Rita R. Robison, Consumer Specialist

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