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Nearly 5 million BlendJet 2 portable blenders recalled due to fire and laceration hazards

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.

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.

BlendJet 2 units with serial numbers between 5201 and 5542 may be subject to recall. via the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

“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 between “5201” and “5542” are part of the recall, the Benicia, Calif., company announced. Those with numbers “5543” or higher are not recalled. 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.

According to the CPSC, recalled BlendJet portable blenders were sold between October 2020 and November 2023 online and in stores at retailers including Costco, Walmart and Target.

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.

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