Calphalon Contemporary Knife Recall

Recall Summary

Name of Product: Contemporary Cutlery knives

Hazard: The blade on Contemporary Cutlery chef’s, parer, santoku, slicer and utility knives can break during use, posing a laceration hazard.

Remedy: Replacement product

Recall Details

Units: About 2,000,000 individual knives in United States and about 7,100 individual knives in Canada

Description: Contemporary Cutlery carving, chef, paring, santoku and utility knives sold individually and in sets made between August 2008 and March 2016. The table below lists the affected models.

To determine if your model is affected, click here to see sample images. Check your knife for a date code and pay close attention to the first three digits of the date code.
All Knives that begin with either 093 or 107 are not affected by the recall and you may continue to safely use your knife or knives.
Certain Knives marked with a beginning code of 086 are affected. To determine if your knife is affected, check the Last 4 digits of the date code as these numbers indicate the week and year of manufacture.
Knives marked with a beginning code of 086 but end in 0916 through 5216 and knives marked with a manufacture date of 2017 (last two digits 17) and beyond are not affected and you may continue to safely use your cutlery.
If your knife is not marked with a date code, you will need to register for a recall kit. If your knife date code begins with 086 and ends with any other week/year combination than what's listed above, you are affected by this announcement and you will need to register for a recall kit.

How to Order a Return Kit: If you do have an affected model(s), select the corresponding checkbox(es) in the chart below and then click NEXT at the bottom of this page to begin your order for a free return kit(s).

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Product
Affected Items
(Items not listed here are not affected and do not need to be returned)
Item Number
Images
Contemporary Cutlery
4.5" Parer
KNR10045C
Contemporary Cutlery
7" Santoku
KNR0007C
Contemporary Cutlery
Contemporary Paring Knife Set - 3 1/2" Parer and 4 1/2" Parer
1821332
Contemporary Cutlery
5" Santoku
KNR0005C
Contemporary Cutlery
8" Chef Knife
KNR4008C
Contemporary Cutlery
Fruit/Vegetable Set - 3.5" parer & 6" utility
KNSR002C
Contemporary Cutlery
8" slicer
KNSR0102C
Contemporary Cutlery 21-piece set
3½" parer, 5" santoku, 6" utility, 7" santoku, 8" chef’s knife, 8" slicer
1808009
Contemporary Cutlery 17-piece set
4½" parer, 6" utility, 7" santoku, 8" chef’s knife, 8" slicer
1808008
Contemporary SharpIN Cutlery 14-piece set
4.5" Parer, 6" Utility, 8" Chef's Knife
1922890
Contemporary SharpIN Cutlery 15-piece set
4.5" Parer, 6" Utility, 7" Santoku, 8" Chef's Knife
1922971
Contemporary SharpIN Cutlery 18-piece set
4.5" Parer, 6" Utility, 7" Santoku, 8" Chef's Knife, 8" Slicer
1932810
Contemporary SharpIN Cutlery 20-piece set
4.5" Parer, 5" Santoku, 6" Utility, 7" Santoku, 8" Chef's Knife, 8" Slicer
1922976

Incidents/Injuries: Calphalon has received 27 reports of finger or hand injuries and approximately 3,150 reports of knife damage.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the affected Contemporary Cutlery knives and contact Calphalon for a free return kit of the affected knives. To order your return kit from this website, follow the instructions above.

Consumer Contact: Calphalon Corporation at (800) 809-7267 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.calphalon.com and click on "Calphalon Contemporary Cutlery Recall Information" for more information.

Sold at: Sold at Amazon.com, J.C. Penney, Kohl’s, Macy’s and other national and regional retailers between August 2008 and March 2016. The affected knives were sold between August 2008 and March 2016 for prices ranging from $25 for a single knife to $300 for a knife block set.

Manufacturer: Calphalon Corporation of Atlanta, Ga.

Manufactured in: China



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