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Vitamix Recalls Nearly 570,000 Blender Parts Due to Laceration Hazard

Vitamix has issued an expanded recall for approximately 569,000 blending containers and blade bases due to a significant safety hazard. The recall, announced Thursday, comes after multiple reports of injuries caused by exposed blades in the high-powered blenders, which can cost up to $990.

This recall builds on a previous one from 2018, which already affected over 100,000 units. According to Vitamix, the container can detach from the blade base, exposing the blades and posing a risk of deep cuts. So far, 27 incidents of lacerations have been reported, including 11 from the 2018 recall.

Vitamix is not offering refunds or replacements for the affected parts. Instead, the company advises customers to stop using the recalled components immediately and to contact Vitamix for a repair kit. The kit includes a protective plastic cover for the blade base and additional safety instructions.

The company coordinated with Health Canada and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) to determine the appropriate remedy, and all parties agreed on providing the repair kit.

“Vitamix’s top priority is the safety of its customers. To ensure a high-quality product, Vitamix products undergo extensive testing, utilizing over 130 test procedures to evaluate every component for quality and durability,” Vitamix stated.

Customers who received repairs in the 2018 recall are also advised to stop using those blender parts.

The recall affects all Ascent and Venturist Series 8-ounce and 20-ounce blending containers and blade bases. These faulty parts may have been sold separately or included with Vitamix blenders such as the Venturist V1200 and the Ascent series models A2300, A2500, A3300, and A3500.

The affected blenders, retailing up to $749.95 for Ascent models and $549.95 for the Venturist V1200, were sold at major retailers like Costco, Best Buy, Crate & Barrel, Macy’s, Target, Williams Sonoma, Walmart, and specialty stores from April 2017 through May 2024. They were also available online via Amazon, Vitamix, and QVC.

For more information on the recall and to request a repair kit, customers can visit the CPSC website or contact Vitamix directly.

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