Target recalls popular kitchen item over safety concerns
Shoppers have been warned to “immediately stop using” a popular food processor that left owners injured after exposed blades spun due to a defect.
An urgent recall notice has been issued for the Brooklyn BMC 300 “mini food chopper,” sold at Target, after customers reported injuries to them.
The machine can operate even when not attached to the bowl, exposing consumers to the rotating blades of the chopper.
“There is a risk of serious injury, including lacerations. This defect occurred and caused injury,” the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s product safety division said this week.
Buyers have been warned to “immediately stop using” the Brooklyn BMC 300 “mini chopper” which injured owners due to a defect.
Product Safety Australia said Australians should stop using the food processor immediately
As a result, the hazards are “a risk of serious injury, including lacerations.”
“This fault occurred and caused injuries,” 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 extending from the blade block.
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 of this year.