Calphalon Issues Product Recall For Contemporary 17 & 21 Piece Knife Block Sets

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Calphalon Contemporary has just issued a product recall for all knife blocks sets with model numbers KNS17C and KNS21C.

Both model IDs refer to the Calphalon Contemporary 17-Piece or 21-Piece Knife Block Set, respectively. The set features knives forged from German stainless steel, all fitted with black handles and stored in a wooden knife block.

Reports cite that these knife block sets pose a laceration hazard. The 8-inch bread knife and 8-inch slicing knife can both protrude out of the wooden storage block on the bottom row. According to these reports, Calphalon issued product recalls after receiving one report of a cut finger due to an exposed knife blade tip.

Recalled sets were manufactured in China by Calphalon Corp. of Atlanta. Products were sold both in stores and online anytime between 2007 and May 2011. Approximately 217,000 knife sets have already been recalled in the U.S., while 300 have been recalled in Canada.

Those wishing to fix their defective knife block set can contact Calphalon at 800-766-5652 or visit for more information. Affected customers will receive a free repair kit in the mail.