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Vitamix Recalls Ascent and Venturist Series Blending Containers Due to Laceration Hazard

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Vitamix Recalls Ascent and Venturist Series Blending Containers Due to Laceration Hazard

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WASHINGTON, Aug. 9, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --

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https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2018/Vitamix-Recalls-Ascent-and-Venturist-Series-Blending-Containers-Due-to-Laceration-Hazard

Recall Summary

Name of Product:  Ascent™ and Venturist™ Series 8-ounce and 20-ounce blending containers

Hazard: The containers can separate from the blade's base exposing the blades, posing a laceration hazard to consumers.

Remedy: Repair  

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.

Consumer Contact:

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.  

Recall Details

Units: About 105,000 (In addition, about 5,300 were sold in Canada)

Description:
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. 

Incidents/Injuries: Vitamix has received 11 reports of lacerations when consumers' hands came in contact with exposed blades.

Sold 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.

Manufacturer: Vita-Mix Corporation, of Cleveland, Ohio

Manufactured in: United States

In Conjunction With: Canada

Health Canada's press release is available at: http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2018/67326r-eng.php

About U.S. CPSC:
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction.  Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals – contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.

Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly-announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.

For more lifesaving information, follow us on Facebook, Instagram @USCPSC and Twitter @USCPSC or sign up to receive our e-mail alerts. To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury go online to www.SaferProducts.gov or call CPSC's Hotline at 800-638-2772 or teletypewriter at 301-595-7054 for the hearing impaired.

CPSC Consumer Information Hotline
Contact us at this toll-free number if you have questions about a recall:
800-638-2772 (TTY 301-595-7054)
Times: 8 a.m.5:30 p.m. ET; Messages can be left anytime
Call to get product safety and other agency information and to report unsafe products.

Media Contact
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Phone: 301-504-7908
Spanish: 301-504-7800

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