Sometimes smoothies can be healthy and dangerous. In 2016, around 8 million food processors were subjected to a voluntary recall by Cuisinart after the blades began to land in food. From August 9, it was Vitamix's turn. The company recalls more than 110,000 mixing cups that can detach itself from the base of the knife, resulting in accidental lacerations for users. In fact, 11 people have already reported injuries to the company.
At the time of publication of this article, only the 8 ounce and 20 ounce mixers of the Ascent and Venturist series will be recalled. This equates to over 1
According to the US Consumer Product Safety Commission:
- The date is laser etched on the blade in the base of the cup.
- Cups with green or orange dots have already been repaired
- The affected cups are clear with a black blade base.
- The travel mixers were sold individually and with the Vitamix Venturist model 1200 Blender.
What to Do
Vitamix offers its customers a free repair kit. To receive yours, you must contact the Customer Service Department at 888-847-8842 from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm. CT., Monday to Friday. You can also fill out a form on your contact page.
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