Potentially Broken Blades Prompt Blender Recall from Kenwood
A potentially dangerous kitchen appliance is being removed from the shelves.
Kenwood, a subsidiary of De'Longhi America, is issuing a recall for a line of blenders. The lower blade in the Kenwood Blend-X Pro, BLM800 can break during use, which poses a laceration hazard to the user.
The Blend-X Pro has a glass jar, glass handle, black plastic lid, and sits on a gray power unit with a motor and user control panel. On the front lower portion of the base is the Kenwood logo on a silver plate. On the bottom of the blender's base, the rating label of recalled units has Type BLM80 and a date code ranging from 14X01 to 15X22 ("X" being any letter) stamped on the label.
About 150 of the recalled blenders were sold in the U.S. An additional 860 were sold in Canada. No injuries have been reported, to date.
The Kenwood Blend-X Pro blenders were sold through numerous retailers from August 2014 to July 2015 for about $400. For a list of all retailers that sold the recalled blenders, visit the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) website.
Consumers should immediately stop using the blender and contact Kenwood to arrange for a free replacement blade assembly kit to be mailed to their homes.
Customers with questions can contact the company at (866) 367-4561.