A massive recall has been issued affecting nearly 5 million blenders sold at Costco, Target and Walmart. The answer to why lies in the fact that the blenders have been found to pose a fire and laceration risk.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission made the announcement that the Ninja professional blenders were the models affected but did not disclose the exact brand name. The blenders were sold in stores nationwide as well as online from March 2011 to April 2018.
The issue is a hazard involving the blenders’ stacking blade design which poses an extreme risk of injury due to contact with the blades. This could cause laceration or be a potential fire hazard if hard objects, such as bones, were added.
They urge customers to stop using the blenders and get in touch with the company if they own one of these models. If you are affected by a recalled blender, you will be asked to provide contact information, product details, and a picture of the model number, which will be found on the bottom of the blender base.
In exchange for affected blenders, the company will provide a free replacement for those customers. There have been no reported cases of injury in regard to this recall, however precautionary measures are being taken to ensure safety for all.
For more information on the recall, please contact the company at 1-888-466-4651 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday. You can also visit www.ninjarecall.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.