Vitamix Issues Recall for 110,000 Blending Containers Due to Laceration Hazard
The impacted blending containers were sold separately and with Vitamix Venturist blenders
Vitamix has issued a recall for around 110,000 8-ounce and 20-ounce Ascent and Venturist Series blending containers that were sold in the U.S. and Canada.
The containers can separate from the blade's base, exposing the blades and posing a laceration hazard to consumers.
Recalled Product Details
This recall involves Ascent and Venturist series 8-ounce and 20-ounce blending containers with blade date codes of March 2018 (03-18) or earlier. If the blade base is marked on the bottom with a green or orange dot, the container has already been repaired. The Vitamix logo is printed on the blending container. The blade date code is laser-etched onto the top of the blade in the blade base.
When and where were they sold?
The impacted blending containers were sold separately and with Vitamix Venturist Model 1200 blenders. They could be purchased at Costco and Williams-Sonoma stores nationwide, as well as online at vitamix.com from April 2017 through July 2018.
Vitamix says that, to date, it has received 11 reports of lacerations when consumers' hands came in contact with exposed blades.
What should consumers do?
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled Ascent and Venturist blending containers and contact Vitamix for a free repair kit. Vitamix is sending repair kits to consumers it can identify.
For further details about this recall, Vitamix can be reached by calling (888) 847-8842.