Target recalls popular kitchen item over safety concerns
Target is recalling popular kitchen item due to safety concerns
Shoppers have been warned to ‘immediately stop using’ a popular food processor, which injured owners after a fault caused its exposed blades to spin.
An emergency recall was issued for the Brooklyn BMC 300 “mini food chopper,” sold at Target, after customers reported injuries.
The machine can operate even when not attached to the bowl, exposing consumers to the chopper’s rotating blades.
“There is a risk of serious injury, including cuts. This defect has occurred and has caused injury,” the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s product safety division said this week.
Shoppers have been warned to ‘immediately stop using’ the Brooklyn BMC 300 ‘mini-food chopper’ that left owners injured due to a mistake
Product Safety Australia said Australians should immediately stop using the food processor
As a result, the hazards pose “a risk of serious injury, including cuts.”
“This defect occurred and caused injury,” the ACCC said. It was sold nationally in Target stores between June 8 and August 7 of this year.
The metal food processor comes with a 300ml glass bowl and has three blades protruding from the blade unit.
The mini chopper’s instruction manual warns that the blades are “very sharp” and “will cause damage if not handled carefully.”
The ACCC says people should immediately stop using the product and return it to Target for a full refund.
The product was sold nationally in Target stores between June 8 and August 7 this year