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Laceration Injuries Prompt Massive Recall of Ninja Blenders

November 12, 2015 — About 1.2 million Ninja professional blenders have been recalled in the United States and Canada after the manufacturer received 53 reports of lacerations.

The problem is that the blades are not locked in place. When consumers pour the pitcher without the lid on, the blades can fall out and lacerate the consumer.

The problem can be avoided by locking the lid and only pouring through the spout, or by removing the lid and blades before pouring.

According to the Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC), 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.”

Consumers do not need to return their blenders, but they can visit to download new warning labels, which read:

Stacked blade assembly is sharp, not locked in place and removable, handle with care. … If using the pour spout, ensure the lid is fully locked onto the pitcher. … Failure to do so will result in a risk of laceration.”

Twelve models of Ninja blenders are being recalled. They have model numbers beginning with BL 660, BL 663 or BL 665 and were sold for about $140 between March 2012 and September 2015 at major retailers, including Bath & Beyond, Costco, Kohl’s, Macy’s, Target, Walmart, and online.

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