Was your Cuisinart affected by the recent recall? (If you're not sure, here's an article that gives you the details on what Cuisinart units were affected.) If you are getting a replacement blade for your Cuisinart, one of my readers has a warning for you.
Hello and Happy Holidays Ms. Bradford;
I am writing because you have an address, you wrote on the Cuisinart recall, and I sure can't find anybody to write to at Cuisinart.
I asked for and quickly received a replacement blade by requesting such online.
My Cuisinart has been a good appliance, causing no issues in the 20 years I owned it. Until I requested the new blade. It had written instructions on how to safely open the inner box and remove the blade. Inside the inner box. Bad idea. Worse idea: the bare, sharp, tip of the blade was protruding from the box, exactly where one would naturally grasp it. Protrusion measures(I have a digital micrometer) .119". That's a lot larger dimension than the thickness of my skin.
So instead of the very low risk of the previous blade breaking and my not noticing it, I have the very high risk of lacerating my hand on the box they saved a penny on by not capping the blades. Dumb, dumb and dumber. I was lucky; I did not get cut.
So if you know who to contact at Cuisinart, let them know their risk from injury liability is exponentially increased by their safety recall.