NEW YORK (CNN/Money) -
A federal safety agency announced Wednesday the recall of approximately 1.5 million food processors due to risk of cuts or amputation of a finger tip.
After receiving 17 reports of injuries, the Consumer Product Safety Commission, in conjunction with the manufacturer, announced the recall of the Ultimate Chopper food processor.
So far, 12 of those injuries involved product owners receiving cuts and scratches. The other five suffered wounds that required surgery or stitches.
The product safety agency said that the interlocking lid or the blade assembly can break and cause subsequent injury.
The recall affects about 1.5 million food processors.
The Ultimate Chopper was sold from March 2002 through July 2005 through infomercials, at retail outlets and via the Web.
The product safety agency urges consumers to immediately inspect their Ultimate Chopper to see if the lid is working properly. If the unit turns on when the lid is removed, consumers are advised to stop using it immediately.
Consumers can call the manufacturer, Ultimate Chopper LLC, at 1-800-819-6297, or visit the Web site http://demo.ultimatechopper.com for more information. The company has offered to send a free replacement unit if the product is defective.
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