California-based BlendJet Inc. announced the recall of approximately 4.8 million of its “BlendJet 2” portable blenders. Sold primarily in Costco, Target, and Walmart chain stores, these have been linked to cases of blades breaking and overheating.
As advertised, BlendJet 2 portable blenders may overheat or catch fire, and their blender blades may break during use, according to a notice from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).
According to CPSC, So far there have been 329 reports of blades breaking during use, Also 17 additional reports of excessive heat or fire resulting in property damage claims of approximately $150,000. The company also received 49 reports of minor burn injuries and one laceration.
Regulators urged consumers to immediately stop using the recalled blenders and contact BlendJet for a free replacement of the base unit. To receive the replacement part, customers must remove and cut the rubber seal from the base and email or upload a photo using the BlendJet website.
“to the attention, “Our company updated the base BlendJet 2 to include thicker blades and an improved electrical configuration.”BlendJet wrote in a statement.
During the announcement, it was emphasized that BlendJet 2 blenders with serial numbers starting with “5543” or higher are not being recalled, the Benicia, California company said.
Consumers can also confirm whether their blender is subject to the recall by providing product information on the BlendJet website or contacting the company.
According to CPSC, The recalled BlendJet portable blenders were sold online between October 2020 and November 2023.
In addition to the 4.8 million BlendJet 2 blenders recalled in the U.S., regulators say about 117,000 were sold in Canada.
Notably, despite these worrying numbers, BlendJet said in a statement on the company’s site that none of the incidents resulted in serious injuries or major property damage.
For its part, Consumer Reports (CR) has raised safety concerns about these blenders since August, stressing the importance of Blendjet spreading the word about this recall and offering refunds to those uncomfortable with receiving a replacement. .
The BlendJet 2 portable blender case revives another similar blender, but from Colco, last September, when NovaForm brand products sold exclusively at Costco recalled Due to concerns that they could have come in contact with water during construction, creating a risk of mold growth.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) reported in a statement at the time that the recall involved at least 48,000 mattresses, and there were 541 reports of mold in the mattresses.
The affected products were sold by Costco between January 2023 and June 2023 in stores and online throughout the Northwest United States and the San Francisco Bay Area.