On October 13, 2013, Calphalon recalled its XL 9 speed blender in the United States and Canada. About 22,000 units were recalled in the U.S. and 400 units in Canada. The model number on the blenders is 1832449, also identified as model ME600BL. The number can be found on the underside of the blender's base.
A piece of the blender’s mixing blade unit can break off during use, which poses a risk of injury to the consumers, such as hand and finger lacerations. Fortunately, no injuries have yet been reported. Consumers should stop using the blender immediately and contact Calphalon for a free repair kit.
The blenders were sold at retail stores such as Bed Bath & Beyond, Kohl’s, JC Penney, Macy’s and other major retail stores nationwide. The blenders were also sold online at Calphalon.com, Amazon.com, and other online retailers from September 2012 through September 2013 for about $130.
This recent recall is the third one involving blenders in the last 3 months. In August, high performance Vitamix blenders were recalled because the blade on the blender can potentially break, creating a laceration hazard to the consumers using it. See Popular Blender Recalled For Causing Potential Laceration Hand Injuries To Consumers
The second blender recall involved Frigidaire Professional 5-speed blenders. The blenders were recalled because the blade shaft assembly can break during use and injure consumers. See Another Blender Recalled For Causing Potential Laceration Injuries To Consumers - By A PA Defective Product Injury Lawyer
When consumer products, such as blenders, cause injuries to consumers, the manufacturers of the products can be liable for the consumers’ injuries and damages.
Consumers injured by recalled products may have products liability claims against the manufacturers because the products are defective.
One type of defect is a design defect, which occurs when a product contains any component or feature that makes it unsafe for its intended use or anticipated misuse, or if it is lacking any feature necessary to make it safe.
The blenders in all 3 of these recent recalls could have design defects that caused the blades or the blade shafts to break. Therefore, injured consumers may have viable products liability claims against the manufacturers.
If you were injured by a defective dangerous product or a recalled product and would like to explore your legal options, feel free to contact the defective dangerous products injury lawyers at White and Williams LLP for a free, initial consultation. 877.944.8396
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