Canada and the United States are working together to prevent consumer injuries from Calphalon knives. It appears that the company had to recall several of its knives due to reports that they may cause laceration injuries.
According to a report by Global News, more than two million knives will be recalled in Canada and the United States after consumers complained about Calphalon knives breaking when being used or dropped. The complaint is unusual since knives are not usually made using breakable materials.
It is not clear whether the Calphalon knives broke because of the materials used or because of some production issues. The recall could hurt the reputation and financial results of Calphalon, given its size.
Health Canada said there were about 3,150 consumer complaints about the blades of Calphalon knives breaking even when used normally. While no injuries have been reported, Health Canada, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Calphalon mutually agreed that recalling about 2 million knives is the best option to prevent the laceration hazard.
Fox 43 reported that the knives impacted by the recall are those that fall under the Calphalon Contemporary Cutlery. Most of the knives that broke when dropped or caused injuries even on normal used are carving, chef, paring, santoku and utility knives.
Specifically, the knives that are part of the recall are Calphalon Contemporary Cutlery's 4.5″ Parer, 7″ Santoku, 5″ Santoku, 8″ Chef Knife, Fruit/Vegetable Set - 3.5″ parer& 6″ utility, Carving Set - 6″ fork & 8″ slicer, 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 and several others.
Customers who have questions about the recall can contact Calphalon at 800-809-7267.
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