If you like to make smoothies at home, this may pertain to you – or to anyone who uses a Vitamix blender.
According to Today, Vitamix has recalled over 100K units of two popular units after reports of consumers being injured by its blade. The company issued a statement on Twitter on August 9 regarding the safety concern.
So far, nearly a dozen users have reported injuries to their hands after being cut when the containers separated from their base. That caused the sharp blades to become exposed.
The voluntary recall affects the company’s 20-ounce blending cups, as well as its 8-ounce blending bowls. Approximately 105,000 parts are included in the recall.
“Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled blending containers and contact Vitamix for a free repair kit,” the company stated on Consumer Product Safety Commission's website.
The units were sold nationwide at Costco, Williams-Sonoma and on Vitamix’s official website from April 2017 through July 2018. The prices of the units ranged from $24 to $500.
The company said that units manufactured in April or later do not have the same problem because a design upgrade corrected the issue.
"We implemented a new gasket into the design," said Scott Tennant, director of communications for the company.
"For those consumers 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. You'll replace the orange gasket, no tools needed, with a new gasket."
Please make sure your Vitamix is safe before you use it. Vitamix is offering free repair kits to consumers who can prove they are in possession of a faulty device. Consumers with questions can call 888-847-8842.
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