Vitamix 2-Litre (64-Ounce) Low-Profile Blender Container

Starting date:
August 28, 2013
Posting date:
August 28, 2013
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Appliances
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Product Safety
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-35277

Joint recall with Health Canada, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC) and Vita-Mix Corporation.

Affected products

Blades used with certain Vitamix 2-Litre (64-ounce) Low-Profile containers

Product description

This recall involves certain blades (part number 103208 A) used with Vitamix 2-Litre (64-ounce) Low-Profile containers (part number 103541).  The blades were manufactured from March 2012 to July 2013 and are marked with the date codes 03-12 through 07-13.  The date codes and part numbers are etched on the blades in the containers. The affected blades were in containers sold individually as well as with Professional Series 300, Professional Series 750 and Vitamix 7500 model blenders.

Hazard identified

The blade can break while the blender is running, causing the cutting blade to strike the container which may create a potential laceration hazard to consumers.

Vita-Mix has received 18 reports of blades fracturing, specifically 16 in the United States and 2 in Canada.  No injuries have been reported.

Health Canada has not received any reports of incidents or injuries related to the use of these blades.

Number sold

Approximately 4,379 units of the recalled blades were in containers sold in Canada and approximately 165,000 units in the United States at major retailers as well as through show demonstrators, who demonstrate products at retail outlets, consumer shows, fairs and other venues.

Time period sold

The recalled blades were sold from April 2012 to August 2013 in Canada and the United States.

Place of origin

Manufactured in the United States.

Companies

Manufacturer
Vita-Mix Corp.
Cleveland
Ohio
UNITED STATES

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What you should do

Consumers should stop using the recalled container immediately and contact Vita-Mix for instructions on how to have the affected blade replaced.

For more information, consumers may contact Vita-Mix by telephone toll-free at 1-888-350-4386 from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. EST Monday through Friday and 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturdays, or by visiting the firm’s website.

Consumers may view the release by the US CPSC on the Commission’s website.

Please note that the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.

Health Canada would like to remind Canadians to report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product or any other consumer product or cosmetic by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.