Almost Five Million Blenders Recalled for Fire and Laceration Risks

 Posted on January 05,2024 in Product Liability

Blog ImageThe U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recently announced the recall of the BlendJet 2 Portable Blender because of the risks of fire and lacerations. The recall involves approximately 4.8 million blenders. Unfortunately, the number of recalls for dangerous and defective products continues to increase each year. Fortunately, Illinois law allows injured consumers to pursue damages against liable parties. An Illinois personal injury lawyer can help.

Details of the Recall

According to the CPSC’s Dec. 28, 2023 announcement, the manufacturer has received over 320 reports of blades breaking while the blender is in use. The company has also received almost 20 reports of the blenders overheating or catching fire, with property damages claims already reaching nearly $150,000. So far, approximately 50 consumers have reported injuries from either lacerations caused by broken blades or burns from fires.

The recalled blenders were sold from October 2020 through November 2023 at several major retail stores and online directly from the manufacturer. Consumers are advised to immediately stop using the product and contact the company directly for replacement instructions.

Commonly Recalled Items

Although any product has the potential to be deemed defective or dangerous, there are some categories that frequently issue product recalls. Consumer goods like household appliances, electronics, and toys often experience recalls. These recalls may arise from design flaws, manufacturing defects, or safety concerns like the fire hazards the recalled BlendJet blenders pose. Other examples are children's toys with small parts that pose choking hazards or electronic devices with battery defects that can lead to fires.

Vehicle recalls are also frequent occurrences. These recalls often involve safety-related defects that can lead to accidents, injuries, or fatalities. Common issues include faulty airbags, defective brakes, engine defects, and electrical system malfunctions.

Contaminated food products, such as those tainted with bacteria like Salmonella or E. coli, are another significant cause of recalls. Contamination can occur during food items' production, processing, or packaging, posing a serious health risk to consumers. Contaminated products can lead to foodborne illnesses, and in severe cases, they can be life-threatening. Common examples include raw meat, poultry, dairy products, and fresh produce recalls.

Contact an Aurora, IL Personal Injury Lawyer for Legal Guidance

If you or a loved one has been injured because of a dangerous or defective product – even if there has not been a recall issued – it is important to contact a Kane County, IL product liability attorney to find out what legal recourse you may have for the losses the injury has caused. Call Kinnally Flaherty Krentz Loran Hodge & Masur P.C. today at 630-907-0909 to schedule a free and confidential consultation.

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