Calphalon Knife Recall Issued Following Reports of Broken Blades, Injuries

More than two million Calphalon knives have been recalled, amid thousands of reports that suggest the sharp steel blades may break during use, posing a risk for serious lacerations and injuries. 

The massive Calphalon Knife recall was announced by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) on February 22, following at least 3,150 consumer complaints involving broken blades. More than two dozen injuries have been reported in connection with the defect.

Included in the recall are Calphalon Contemporary Cutlery carving, chef, paring, santoku, and utility knives that were sold individually or as part of a set with a knife block. The knives were sold in various sizes and marketed for specific purposes. For a full list of the recalled knives sold individually or as part of a set please visit the recall notice linked above.

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According to the CPSC, an estimated 2 million knives were sold throughout the U.S. and an additional 7,000 were distributed for sale to Canada. Customers are being asked to stop using the products immediately.

The recalled knives were manufactured in China under Calphalon Corp., of Atlanta, Georgia. They were distributed for sale at J.C. Penney, Kohl’s, Macy’s and various other in-store retailers, as well as online at, from September 2008 through December 2016 for $25 for a single knife and up to $300 for a full knife block set.

The CPSC is urging customers to stop using the recall knives immediately and to contact Calphalon at 800-809-7267 or by visiting them online at and navigating to the “Recall” tab at the bottom of the customer support page for information on how to receive a free replacement cutlery product.


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