Hamilton Beach, one of the nation’s leading distributors of small kitchen appliances, has announced a recall of its baby food processors. Primarily sold in Canada, the food processor’s shredding disc has the potential to cause the stainless steel pin in the food bowl lid to loosen and fall into the food.
The recalled baby food makers are small food processors with a white and gray motor base and an orange control knob. Food is placed in the clear plastic, five-cup food bowl through its built-in food chute. The front of the motor base has “Hamilton Beach” and the French word “bébé” on it.
The following accessories come with the food maker: a chopping and mixing blade, a slicing and shredding disc, a removable motor shaft adapter, a three-cup steaming basket, two storage container caddies and a food pusher.
Before the recall was announced, Hamilton Beach received four reports regarding the steel pin becoming loose, as well as three incidents of when the pin actually fell into the processed food; however, no reports of injuries or property damage have been reported as a result of the issue.
Although manufactured in China, the recalled baby food processors were sold from September 2013 through February 2014 at Buy Buy Baby stores nationwide and online at BuyBuyBaby.com, HamiltonBeach.com and Walmart.com. The device retailed for about $90.
If you have identified one of the recalled Hamilton Beach baby food processors in your home, Hamilton Beach asks that you immediately stop using the shredding disc and contact the company for a free replacement food bowl lid, motor shaft adapter and slicing/shredding disc. The recalled baby food maker can still be used for steaming, pureeing and chopping.
For more information on this recall and how to obtain your free replacement kit, contact Hamilton Beach at 800-672-5872 Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET, or at www.hamiltonbeach.com and click on Recall Info at the bottom of the page for more information.