Calphalon Corporation recalls Calphalon Contemporary Cutlery Knives and Knife Sets

Starting date:
February 22, 2017
Posting date:
February 22, 2017
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Household Items
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Laceration Hazard
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-62184

Joint recall with Health Canada, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC) and Calphalon Corporation

Affected products

Certain Calphalon Contemporary Cutlery Knives and Knife Sets

Product description

This recall involves certain Calphalon Contemporary Cutlery knives and knife sets.  The knives and knife blocks are marked with the Calphalon brand. Additionally, the knife style (for example, 8" Chef Knife) is marked on the blade and on the end of the hilt so as to be visible when the knife is inserted into a knife block.

The table below provides information for each potentially-affected individual knife or knife set sold in Canada.
Item Item Number UPC
5-inch (13 cm) Santoku KNR0005C 016853035847
7-inch (18 cm) Santoku KNR0007C 016853035496
8-inch (20 cm) Chef Knife KNR4008C 016853035861
Fruit/Vegetable Set: 3.5-inch (9 cm) parer and 6-inch (15 cm) utility KNSR002C 016853035595
Carving Set: 6-inch (15 cm) fork and 8-inch (20 cm) slicer KNSR0102C 016853035632
17 Piece Set:4.5-inch (11.5 cm) parer, 6-inch (15 cm) utility, 7-inch (18 cm) santoku, 8-inch (20 cm) bread, 8-inch (20 cm) chef’s knife, 8-inch (20 cm) slicer, 10-inch (25 cm) steel, kitchen shears, 8 steak knives and knife block 1808008 016853054558
21 Piece Set: 3.5-inch (9 cm) parer, 5-inch (13 cm) boning knife, 5-inch (13 cm) santoku, 5.5-inch (14 cm)  tomato/bagel knife, 6-inch (15 cm) fork, 6-inch (15 cm) utility, 7-inch (18 cm) santoku, 8-inch (20 cm) bread, 8-inch (20 cm) chef’s knife, 8-inch (20 cm) slicer, 10-inch (25 cm) steel, kitchen shears, 8 steak knives and knife block 1808009 016853054565
Contemporary Paring Knife Set 1821332 016853055265

Hazard identified

The blade on certain Calphalon Contemporary Cutlery knives and knife sets can break during use, posing a laceration hazard.

As of February 17, 2017, in Canada, the company has received 43 reports knife blades breaking during normal use or when dropped and no reports of injury. In the United States, the company has received approximately 3,150 reports of knife damage and 27 reports of cuts to consumers, including four injuries requiring stitches.

Number sold

Approximately 2,284 knives and knife sets (total of 7,119 units) of the affected products were sold in Canada and approximately 2 million knives were sold in the United States.

Time period sold

The recalled knives and knife sets were sold from September 2008 to December 2016 in Canada and the United States.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China.

Companies

Distributor
Calphalon Corporation
Atlanta
Georgia
UNITED STATES
Manufacturer
The King Cut International Co., Ltd. (“Sheaffer”)
Shanghai
CHINA

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the knives and contact Calphalon Corporation to receive a free replacement.

For additional information, consumers may contact Calphalon Corporation toll-free at 1-800-809-7267, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday, or visit the company's website and click on Recalls.

Consumers may view the release by the US CPSC on the Commission's website.

Please note that the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.

Health Canada would like to remind Canadians to report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product or any other consumer product or cosmetic by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.

This recall is also posted on the OECD Global Portal on Product Recalls website. You can visit this site for more information on other international consumer product recalls.