CPSC: Ascent and Venturist Series 8-ounce and 20-ounce blending containers
On 2018-08-09, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a cpsc regarding Ascent and Venturist Series 8-ounce and 20-ounce blending containers due to a potential Laceration hazard. This product sold new beginning in April 2017 for about $ 24 to $500.
About 100 units are involved in this container recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 1st recall of products in the Blenders, Mixers & Juicers category in 2018.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 10 similar recalls,
involving about 2 million product units.
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What is the problem?
The containers can separate from the blade's base exposing the blades, posing a laceration hazard to consumers.
How can I tell if I own this product?
This recall involves Ascent and Venturist series 8-ounce and 20-ounce blending containers with blade date codes March 2018 ("03-18") or earlier. Date codes are in the format MM-YY; for example, March 2018 is "03-18." 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. The products have a clear container and a black blade base and were sold separately and with Vitamix Venturist Model 1200 blenders.
These items were sold new+ at Costco, Williams-Sonoma nationwide and online at www.vitamix.com from April 2017 through July 2018 for between $24 and $500 for the blender and blending container.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
Then, add the item to a free, private Items I Own account. This will enable you to easily access the CPSC and recalling company's remedy instructions as well as track your progress toward getting the item returned or fixed. Click "I Own THIS Item" to continue.
The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled blending containers and contact Vitamix for a free repair kit. Vitamix is sending repair kits to consumers it can identify.
Vitamix toll-free at 888-847-8842 from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or online at http://www.vitamix.com and click on Customer Service and Voluntary Recalls or www.recallrtr.com/blender for more information.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
Vitamix has received 11 reports of lacerations when consumers' hands came in contact with exposed blades.
+WeMakeItSafer cautions consumers that recalled items may have been acquired at different locations, prices and times than specified in the CPSC recall announcement. This is especially true for items purchased in online marketplaces, resale shops or yard sales. More information may be available at CPSC.gov.
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