The US Consumer Products Safety Commission has reported a recent recall. Specifically, BlendJet has voluntarily recalled 4.8 million of their portable BlendJet 2 blenders due to safety issues. CPSC.gov Specifically, there have been 329 reports of the blades breaking while in use according to Fox News. BlendJet recalls 4.8M blenders over broken blades, overheating issues and more than a dozen injuries (foxbusiness.com)
This dangerous condition of the BlendJet 2 product can pose horrible consequences if the blades are swallowed. The BlendJet 2 is a portable blender that can charge with a USB cord. Customers are able to take the blender to work, for example, and blend fruit, water, and ice. Customers can drink a freshly prepared smoothie right out of the handheld blender. The product retails between $50 – $75.
It is reported that the BlendJet 2 products in question were sold between October 2020 and November 2023. The main retailers that sold the BlendJet 2 products were Costco, Walmart, and Target. The dangerous BlendJet 2 products can further be identified by serial numbers ending in 5201 – 5542.
Our team of products liability lawyers explain that if the defective Blendjet blades are swallowed, this could result in catastrophic damage. The injury would not just be to the esophagus, but potentially the lower gastrointestinal tract. Our products liability lawyers would be able to examine the BlendJet 2 product to assess if it is defective. We could determine if there was a defective design, defective manufacturing, or a failure to warn. If that is the case, this very well may trigger strict liability on behalf of the manufacturer.
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