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Instant Recall


217,000 Calphalon knife blocks recalled

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, in cooperation with Calphalon Corp., today announced a voluntary recall more than 217,000 Contemporary Cutlery Knife Sets in the United States and Canada.

The tips of the 8-inch slicing knife and the 8-inch bread knife can protrude through the bottom slot row on the wooden block holder, the announcement said. It said one person has been injured.

All 17- and 21-piece knife sets with model numbers KNS17C and KNS21C are being recalled. They were manufactured from August of 2007 through May 1, 2011.

The recalled cutlery sets do not have model or date code markings on the wooden block, the announcement said. It said knife block sets with a three-digit number imprinted on the underside are not included in this recall.

They sold for between $200 and $300.

Consumers are urged to contact Calphalon to receive a free repair kit. To order one, contact Calphalon at 800-766-5652 or visit the firm's Web site at