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Recall Alert: Nearly 5 Million Blenders Sold At Costco, Target, and Walmart

December  30, 2023 | By Kali Girl

BlendJet Inc. is recalling approximately 4.8 million portable blenders, previously sold at major retailers like Costco, Target, and Walmart. The Benicia, California-based company initiated the recall due to reports of blades breaking during use, instances of overheating, and fires, leading to numerous injuries, reports CBS News.

While none of the reported incidents resulted in serious injury or significant property damage, out of an abundance of caution, our company updated the base of the BlendJet 2 to feature thicker blades and an improved electrical configuration,” BlendJet said in a news release.

The recall follows 329 incidents of blade breakage and 17 reports of overheating or fires, resulting in property damage claims of around $150,000. BlendJet has also received 49 reports of minor burn injuries and one laceration injury.

In an emailed statement William Wallace, Consumer Reports associate director of safety policy, said “BlendJet should get the word out about this recall as much as possible in the new year, and we urge the company to offer people a refund if they aren’t comfortable getting a replacement.”

Although queried about refunds, BlendJet emphasized its parts-replacement remedy, citing its agreement with the CPSC.

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