BlendJet is recalling about 4.8 million of its portable blenders due to laceration and fire hazards after receiving dozens of reports of injuries, federal regulators announced Thursday.
BlendJet 2 portable blenders may overheat or catch fire, according to an advisory from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, and their blender blades may break during use.
There have been 329 reports of blades breaking during use to date, the CPSC said, as well as 17 additional reports of overheating or fires that resulted in approximately $150,000 in property damage claims. The company also received 49 reports of minor burns and one report of a laceration injury.
The recall affects BlendJet 2 portable blenders sold in a variety of colors and designs. Serial numbers are printed on the bottom of the base with “blendjet2” and “The Original Portable Blender”. Units with the first 4 digits of the serial number between 5201 and 5542 that are subject to recall should be identified using the question “Is my BlendJet 2 recalled?” » tool available at www.blendjet.com/safetyandrecall.
According to the CPSC, recalled BlendJet portable blenders were sold at Costco, Walmart, Target and other stores nationwide and online at BlendJet.com from October 2020 to November 2023 for between $50 and $75 .
Regulators urged consumers to immediately stop using the recalled blenders and contact BlendJet for a free replacement of the base unit. To receive the replacement part, customers will need to remove and cut the rubber gasket from the base and email or upload a photo via the BlendJet website.
BlendJet said in a prepared statement that the recall affects older Blender 2 blenders and that BlendJet 2 blenders now available for purchase on the company’s website and at retail partners have updated components and are not subject to recall.
“Out of an abundance of caution, our company has updated the BlendJet 2 base with thicker blades and an improved electrical configuration,” BlendJet wrote in a statement released Thursday. “These updates were implemented several months ago in all BlendJet 2 devices manufactured by the company.”
BlendJet 2 blenders with serial numbers beginning with numbers “5543” or higher are not being recalled, the Benicia, Calif., company said. Consumers can also confirm whether or not their blender is under recall by providing product information on BlendJet’s website or by contacting the company.
In addition to the 4.8 million BlendJet 2 blenders recalled in the United States, regulators say about 117,000 have been sold in Canada.