BlendJet Inc. is recalling over 4.8 million BlendJet 2 Portable Blenders after reports of the blenders’ blades breaking and instances of the product overheating and catching fire. This recall, initiated due to dozens of injuries, involves units sold at major retailers like Costco, Target, and Walmart.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) notice states that BlendJet has received 329 reports of blender blades breaking during use and 17 reports of overheating or fires. These incidents have led to property damage claims of approximately $150,000. Additionally, BlendJet has documented 49 cases of minor burns and one laceration injury.
Consumer Reports, however, presented concerns to the CPSC and BlendJet about the blenders as early as June 2023. One notable complaint described a blender smoking while charging, resulting in a burn injury to a consumer’s son.
Despite these concerns, BlendJet has chosen not to offer refunds to customers who have purchased the potentially defective products. A BlendJet spokesperson stated, “BlendJet customers love their BlendJets and want to continue to enjoy them for years to come. Through this recall, we are allowing them to do that.”
The recalled blenders were manufactured in China and sold from October 2020 through November 2023 for $50 to $75. The affected units have serial numbers with the first four digits ranging between 5201 and 5542. Consumers are advised to verify their blender’s eligibility for replacement using the identification tool available on BlendJet’s website.
There have been a number of product recalls in 2023, resulting in severe injuries and sometimes death. On March 16, 2023, IKEA issued a recall for its LETTAN mirrors due to a significant hazard. Generac recalled eight models of generators due to overheating and fires. Effective September 29, 2023, Future Motion recently issued a recall of approximately 300,000 Onewheel Self-Balancing Electric Skateboards. Halloween Candy recalls due to choking hazards. On November 4, 2023, a recall was announced for Tyson nuggets breaded shaped chicken patties. On December 21, 2023, DGL Group Ltd. has announced the recall Hover-1 Helix hover-boards due to fire risks.
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