Vitamix Recalls 569,000 Blending Containers Due to Injury Risk

By Madz Dizon

Jun 20, 2024 10:46 PM EDT

Vitamix Recalls 569,000 Blending Containers Due to Injury Risk

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Vitamix announced an expanded recall on Thursday (June 20), stating that certain components of an expensive blender can potentially cause severe cuts. However, it is important to note that a refund is not part of the recall.

Vitamix Issues Recall for Ascent and Venturist Blender Models

Following numerous incidents of injuries caused by the blades, Vitamix has taken the step of recalling approximately 569,000 blending containers and blade bases for their high-powered blenders. 

All Ascent as well as Venturist Series 8-ounce and 20-ounce blending containers along with blade bases are included in the recall, including those that were repaired during a previous recall in August 2018, CBS News reported. 

According to the recall, there is a risk of the container separating from the blade base, potentially exposing the blades. 

Twenty-seven individuals have experienced lacerations related to Vitamix, including 11 incidents that were part of a recall in 2018 involving over 100,000 units.

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Vitamix Recalls Blenders, Offers Repair Kits Instead of Refunds

Vitamix is currently not providing any options for replacements or refunds.  According to the company, it is advised that all customers who have been affected should discontinue the use of the parts that have been recalled. 

They should then get in touch with Vitamix to obtain a repair kit. The repair kit comes with a handy plastic shroud that you can use to protect the blade base. It also includes some extra instructions to guide you through the process.

According to CNN, the company collaborated with Health Canada and the US Consumer Product Safety Commission to assess potential solutions, and they reached a consensus on the repair kit.

It appears that there may have been separate sales of faulty blade bases and blending containers, as indicated by the recall notice on the CPSC website.

On the Vitamix website, the Ascent blenders can be purchased for a maximum price of $749.95, while the Venturist V1200 is available for up to $549.95. 

The bundles come at a higher cost, increasing the base price and resulting in a total of almost $1,000.

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