Vitamix has announced a recall of approximately 169,000 low-profile blender containers. The blade can break, creating a laceration hazard to consumers.
This recall involves Vitamix 64-ounce low-profile containers with blade part number 103208 A, and blade date codes 03-12 (March 2012) through 07-13 (July 2013. The blade part number and date code are laser etched onto the top of the blade at the bottom of the container. The clear, plastic, 64-ounce container with black plastic handle and lid was sold with Vitamix blender models 7500, Professional Series 300, Professional Series 750 and individually. Replacement blades with part number 104602 A are not affected.
The recalled Vitamix blender containers were sold at major retailers nationwide and online from April 2012 through August 2013. Products were also sold through show demonstrators, who demonstrate products at retail outlets, consumer shows, fairs and other venues.
Consumers should stop using the recalled container immediately and contact Vitamix for instructions on how to send back the container (without the lid or any accessories) to the firm for a free repair.
For more information on this recall, contact Vitamix toll-free at 888-350-4386.