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From Products Liability Law Daily, November 12, 2015

SharkNinja recalls nearly 1.2 million blenders over laceration risk

By John Dumoulin

SharkNinja Operating LLC, of Newton, Massachusetts, has recalled approximately 1,199,000 Ninja® BL660 series professional blenders because the blender poses a laceration risk if consumers pour from or invert the pitcher after removing the lid while the loose stacked blade assembly is still inside the pitcher. This recall involves an estimated 1.1 million blenders in the United States and about another 99,000 that were sold in Canada (CPSC Recall Notice, No. 16-034, November 12, 2015).

Incidents and injuries. The firm has received 53 reports of lacerations.

Product description. This recall involves 12 models of Ninja professional blenders with model numbers that start with BL 660, BL 663, or BL 665. The model number is in the rating label that is molded into the bottom of the motor base. The 12 affected model numbers are: BL 660s: BL660, BL660B, BL660C, BL660QCN, BL660QPL, BL660W, BL660WM; BL 663s: BL663, BL663CO; BL 665s: BL665QBK, BL665QCN, and BL665QWH.

All of these models have a clear 72 ounce pitcher with a removable gray or black lid that opens and locks closed, a stacked blade assembly, and one or more Nutri Ninja cups. All recalled models have a motor base that is gray, white, black, cinnamon, or platinum. The power of the models’ motors varies from 1,000 to 1,200 watts. The recalled models may have been sold with additional accessories, including a 40 or 64 ounce bowl, a chopping blade assembly, or a dull dough blade assembly.

These blenders, which were manufactured in China by Hai Xin Technology (Shenzhen) Co. Ltd., Shenzhen, China, were sold at Bed Bath & Beyond, Costco, Kohl’s, Macy’s, Target, Walmart, and other stores nationwide and online from March 2012 through September 2015 for about $140 at sites including:

Remedy. Consumers should empty the blender’s pitcher through the locked lid’s pour spout or by removing both the lid and the stacked blade assembly from the pitcher before pouring.

Customer contact. For more information, customers may contact SharkNinja toll-free at (877) 593-5140 from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. ET Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday, or online at www.ninjarecall.com and click “Download New Manual” for the revised instructions. Consumers need not return the blenders.

Companies: SharkNinja Operating LLC; Hai Xin Technology (Shenzhen) Co. Ltd.

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