Update: Onion Chopper Pro Recalled Due To Laceration Hazard
Mueller Austria is recalling about 106,000 Onion Chopper Pro appliances after the company received at least "... 266 incidents of the tab breaking, resulting in 137 laceration injuries to the hands and fingers," according to the CPSC. The products were sold online from September 2016 through July 2020 for about $20. If you purchased an Onion Chopper that is affected by this recall, you should stop using it immediately and contact Mueller Austria for a free replacement model with a newly-designed locking tab. This recall began on October 29, 2020.
What's the Problem?
This warning affects about 72,000 of Mueller Austria's Onion Chopper Pro, model #M-700, according to a news release by the U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC).
The Onion Chopper Pro features a locking tab that must be pushed towards the blades in order to properly lock into place, CPSC said. The product’s locking tab can detach from the rest of the unit during use, causing hands and fingers to slide into the blades.
Affected Onion Choppers were sold online for about $20 from Sept. 2016 to Dec. 2019.
Mueller Austria introduced a new Onion Chopper Pro that features a different locking tab configuration in Dec. 2019. The warning only applies to the older version of the chopper which features a locking tab that slides toward the blades.
CPSC and Mueller Austria are currently negotiating a joint recall of the Onion Chopper Pro; however, the global coronavirus pandemic has created circumstances which make a timeline for the recall uncertain at this point.
If you purchased an Onion Chopper Pro with the model number listed above, you should stop using it immediately. CPSC will announce the recall when a remedy is possible.
Do I Have an Onion Chopper Lawsuit?
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