(WASHINGTON) -- Walmart issued a recall Wednesday of 255,000 food processors after receiving reports that the product caused fires and injuries to consumers' fingertips.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) said the recall affects GE-branded, 14-cup food processors that were sold at the retail giant's U.S. stores and website for about $50 between September 2009 and February 2011. The black and stainless steel-trimmed processors were made in China and have a model number of 169203.
Walmart has received 58 complaints about the product, 21 of which led to fingertip injuries and three of which resulted in fires.
According to the CPSC, the food processor's safety interlock system can fail, allowing it to start without its lid on and, therefore, pose a laceration threat to consumers. The appliance could also emit smoke and catch fire.
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