If you’re a fan of Vitamix blenders, listen up. Earlier today, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced that Vitamix, a company that manufactures high-end blenders, issued a voluntary recall of “105,000 blender containers after nearly a dozen customers reported lacerations due to an exposed blade.”
If you’re a fan of Vitamix blenders, listen up. Earlier today, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced that Vitamix, a company that manufactures high-end blenders, is voluntarily recalling “105,000 blender containers after nearly a dozen customers reported lacerations due to an exposed blade.”
In addition to the blender containers, the recall also included “more than 100,000 Ascent and Venturist 8-ounce and 20-ounce containers manufactured before March 2018.” The recall was issued in response to “11 reports of lacerations when consumers’ hands came in contact with exposed blades, although nothing more serious than that.” Apparently, the cuts “occur when the blade separates from its case, causing a cut,” according to the recall notice.
The recalled containers were sold at a variety of retailers, including “Costco, Williams-Sonoma, and on Vitamix’s website between April 2017 and July 2018.” They’re all clear containers with black bases. The container bases have integrated blades that attach to the blender bases in order to operate.
To help consumers learn whether their blender container is included in the recall, Vitamix set up a recall landing page where they can see if the product manufacture date etched no the blade of their blender matches any on the landing page. If your container is listed on the recall landing page, and the “manufacture date is before March 2018, you should stop using the container until it is repaired.” Consumers with a recalled blender container can request a repair kit on the landing page or by contacting Vitamix at 888-847-8842.
When discussing the recall and the repair kit, Scott Tennant, Vitamix’s director of communications, said:
“For those customers who own 20-ounce cups or 8-ounce bowls manufactured prior to the design change, we will send free of charge an easy-to-use repair kit. We implemented a new gasket into the design. You’ll replace the orange gasket, no tools needed, with a new gasket. That’s it.”