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SharkNinja recalls Ninja BL66X Series Blenders to provide new warnings and instructions

Starting date:
November 12, 2015
Posting date:
November 12, 2015
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Household Items
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Laceration Hazard
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-55796

Joint recall with Health Canada, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC) and SharkNinja Operating LLC.

Affected products

Ninja® BL66X series professional blender

Product description

This recall involves 12 models of Ninja® professional blenders with model numbers that start with BL 660, BL 663 or BL 665 The model number is in the rating label that is molded into the bottom of the motor base.  The product is certified by Intertek.

The 12 affected model numbers are:
Blender model  series Blender model number
BL660 BL660, BL660B,  BL660C, BL660QCN, BL660QPL, BL660W, BL660WM
BL663 BL663, BL663CO
BL665 BL665QBK, BL665QCN, and BL665QWH

All of these models have a clear 2-litre (72 ounce) pitcher with a removable gray or black lid that opens and locks closed, a stacked blade assembly, and one or more Nutri Ninja cups. All recalled models have a motor base that is gray, white, black, cinnamon, or platinum. The power of the models' motors vary from 1,000 to 1,200 watts.  The recalled models may have been sold with additional accessories, including a 1.2-litre (40 ounce) or 1.9-litre (64 ounce) bowl, a chopping blade assembly, or a dull dough blade assembly.

Hazard identified

The blender poses a laceration risk if consumers pour or invert the pitcher after removing the lid while the loose stacked blade assembly is still inside the pitcher.

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

SharkNinja has received a total of 53 reports of lacerations, three of which were received from Canada.

Number sold

Approximately 99,000 units were sold in Canada and about 1.1 million in the United States.

Time period sold

The blenders were sold from August 2012 to September 2015 in Canada and the United States at various department stores and online.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China.

Companies

Manufacturer
Hai Xin Technology (Shenzhen) Co. Ltd.
Shenzhen
CHINA
Distributor
SharkNinja Operating LLC
Newton
Massachusetts
UNITED STATES

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What you should do

Consumers should empty the blender’s pitcher through the locked lid’s pour spout or by removing both the lid and the stacked blade assembly from the pitcher before pouring. Consumers do not need to return the blenders and can contact SharkNinja to obtain new warnings and instructions.

For more information, consumers may contact SharkNinja toll-free at 1-877-593-5140 from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. ET Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday or online and click "Download New Manual" for the revised instructions.

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.

This recall is also posted on the OECD Global Portal on Product Recalls website. You can visit this site for more information on other international consumer product recalls.