This Popular Onion Chopper Has Just Been Recalled—What to Do if You Bought It

A defective mechanism in this popular kitchen tool can cause hands and fingers to slide into the blades, resulting in serious laceration injuries.

By Jenny Stanley | Published Nov 4, 2020 5:31 PM

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The Mueller Austria Onion Chopper Pro can dice an onion in seconds, making it a go-to choice for home cooks everywhere. In fact, more than 100,000 units have been sold on Amazon and the company’s website over the last four years! But if you own one, stop using it immediately.

Laceration Hazard

According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the $20 chopper was recently recalled because of a defective locking tab that users must push toward the blades to engage. When in use, the tab can detach and cause the user’s fingers or hands to slide into the blades. More than 130 laceration injuries have been reported to Mueller Austria, along with more than 260 incidents of the tab breaking.

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What’s Included in the Recall

The recall is for model number M-700 onion choppers only. The product includes two stainless steel discs with multiple blades, a clear 4-cup container, a cleaning brush, and a gray hinged lid that features the Mueller Austria logo. According to the CPSC, 106,000 units were sold on and from September 2016 to July 2020.

What to Do if You Bought It

If you purchased the Mueller Austria Onion Chopper Pro, model M-700, the CPSC recommends you stop using it immediately and apply for a free replacement. The brand’s replacement Onion Chopper Pro features a safer redesigned locking tab. If you have questions about the recall or replacement product, you can call Mueller Austria (888-990-9066) from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. PT, Monday through Friday.

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