NEW YORK -(MarketWatch)- Wal-Mart Stores Inc.
is recalling about 255,000 General Electric Co.
food processors because they pose a laceration and fire hazard, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.
The GE-branded, digital 14-cup food processors were sold exclusively by Wal-Mart from September 2009 through February 2011 for about $50.
Wal-Mart received 24 reports of the safety-interlock system failing, which allowed the food processor to operate without the lid in place. Injuries to fingertips occurred in 21 of the reported incidents.
The company also received 34 reports of the product emitting smoke, which led to fires in three cases.
Consumers should immediately stop using the food processor and return it to Wal-Mart for a full refund, the agency said.
Shares of Wal-Mart were recently down 47 cents at $54.31, while GE was trading up 17 cents at $19.27.
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