In a significant safety announcement, BlendJet has initiated a recall of about 4.8 million BlendJet 2 Portable Blenders due to fire and laceration hazards. This recall also extends to approximately 117,000 units sold in Canada. The urgency of this recall stems from the risk posed by these blenders, which can overheat or catch fire, and the blender blades can break off, creating dangerous situations for users.
If you or someone you know has been affected by the BlendJet 2 Portable Blender recall, it’s essential to act promptly to protect your rights and well-being. Jeffrey Glassman Injury Lawyers is experienced in handling product liability cases and is ready to assist you in navigating the legal complexities associated with this recall. Your safety is a top priority, and we are here to provide the support and legal expertise you need during this challenging time.
Details of the Recall
- Product Involved: BlendJet 2 Portable Blenders
- Hazard: The blenders can overheat or catch fire, and the blender blades can break off, posing fire and laceration hazards.
- Remedy: Replacement of the BlendJet 2 base unit.
- Recall Date: December 28, 2023
- Units Affected: About 4.8 million worldwide, including some units in Canada.
Identifying the Recalled Units
The recalled units are identifiable by their serial numbers located on the bottom of the base along with the marking “blendjet2” and “The Original Portable Blender.” The affected units have serial numbers where the first four digits range between 5201 and 5542. Consumers are urged to use the “Is my BlendJet 2 Recalled?” tool on the BlendJet website to check if their unit is affected.
What Should Consumers Do?
Consumers are advised to stop using the recalled blenders immediately. To receive a free replacement base, affected users must:
- Remove and cut the rubber seal from the base of their recalled blender into three or more pieces.
- Upload or email a photo showing the serial number on the bottom of the unit and its rubber seal in pieces to BlendJet.
In addition to following these steps, if you have been injured or adversely affected by the use of a BlendJet 2 Portable Blender, it is crucial to consider legal advice. Personal injury lawyers specialize in product liability cases and can provide the legal support and guidance needed during this time. Hiring a lawyer can help ensure that your rights are protected and that you receive the appropriate compensation for any injuries or damages incurred.
Incidents and Injuries Reported
- Approximately 329 reports of the blades breaking while in use.
- 17 reports of overheating or fires resulting in property damage claims of approximately $150,000.
- About 49 reports of minor burns and one report of a laceration injury.
Where Were These Sold?
The BlendJet 2 Portable Blenders were sold at Costco, Walmart, Target, and other stores nationwide and online at BlendJet.com from October 2020 through November 2023. The price range for these units was between $50 and $75.
The blenders subject to recall are manufactured by BlendJet Inc., a company headquartered in Benicia, California. These portable blenders have gained popularity for their convenience and innovative design. However, it’s important to note that the production of these units took place in China. BlendJet Inc. oversees a wide distribution network, allowing these blenders to reach a global market, including significant numbers in the United States and Canada.
As a consumer, it’s crucial to be aware of the manufacturer’s details, especially in light of the recent safety concerns. Understanding the origin and production chain of these products can provide insights into their quality controls and the standards to which they are held. If you own a BlendJet 2 Portable Blender or are considering purchasing one, be sure to stay informed about the latest developments and safety notices from the manufacturer and regulatory bodies.
This recall is a critical reminder of the importance of product safety and the need for consumers to be vigilant about the products they use. If you own a BlendJet 2 Portable Blender, please check your serial number immediately and follow the recall instructions if your unit is affected. Stay informed and prioritize safety to prevent any accidents or injuries.
Contact Jeffrey Glassman Injury Lawyers
In a significant safety announcement, BlendJet has initiated a recall of about 4.8 million BlendJet 2 Portable Blenders due to fire and laceration hazards. The urgency of this recall stems from the risk posed by these blenders, which can overheat or catch fire, and the blender blades can break off, creating dangerous situations for users.
If you have purchased one of these portable blenders or have been affected by the recall, it’s crucial to understand your rights and the next steps to take. Jeffrey Glassman Injury Lawyers is at the forefront of advocating for consumer safety and can provide the guidance and representation you need during this time. Contact us for a comprehensive evaluation of your case and to explore your legal options. Your safety is our priority, and we are here to help ensure that you are adequately compensated for any harm suffered due to defective products.
Call us today at (617) 777-7777 or fill out our online form to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation. Don’t navigate this recall alone; let Jeffrey Glassman Injury Lawyers stand by your side.