Federal Agency Recalls Walmart Food Processors

By Peter DePaolis

If you purchased a General Electric brand food processor at Walmart, you should stop using it immediately and return it to Walmart for a full refund. Earlier this month, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (USCPC) announced a voluntary recall of approximately 255,000 General Electric food processors sold at Walmart stores.

According to the USCPC, the safety interlock system on the unit can fail, causing the lid to remove while the processor is operating. It poses a laceration hazard and can also emit smoke and catch fire. The unit identified as a dangerous product is black with stainless steel trim and bears the model number 169203. Originally manufactured in China, Walmart sold the units from September 2009 to February 2011.

There have been 59 reported incidents involving the food processor. Twenty-four incidents involved the unit operating without the lid in place, which resulted in 21 finger injuries. There have been 34 reports of the unit emitting smoke, three of which involved fires.

If you suffer injuries from a dangerous or recalled consumer product, contact a Washington, D.C. personal injury lawyer at Koonz, McKenney, Johnson & DePaolis for a free consultation. Kelly Fisher is an experienced Washington, D.C. personal injury attorney who can protect your rights in a product liability lawsuit against the parties responsible for your injuries.

About the Author
Peter DePaolis joined the firm in 1980 and has since represented a large number of individuals involved in automobile collisions, truck accidents, bus crashes, defective products, and medical malpractice cases. A significant portion of Mr. DePaolis’ practice is devoted to working on behalf of people suffering from asbestosis, mesothelioma, and other asbestos-related cancers. He has led his firm’s fight against the asbestos industry and has recovered over $30 million in damages for asbestos victims and their families.