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Calphalon Recalls Blenders Due to Injury Hazard

  • Recalled Calphalon XL 9 speed blender
  • Broken blender blade
Name of Product:
Blenders
Hazard:
A piece of the blender's mixing blade unit can break off during use, posing an injury hazard.
Remedy:
Repair
Recall Date:
October 31, 2013
Units:
About 22,000 in the United States and 400 in Canada
Consumer Contact

Calphalon at (800)-809-7267, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.Calphalon.com and click on "XL 9 Speed Blender Recall Information" for more information.

Recall Details

Description:

This recall involves Calphalon XL 9 speed blenders, model 1832449, also identified as model ME600BL. The model number is located on the underside of the blender's base. The blender consists of a 5-inch tall, brushed-aluminum base with cord storage, the Calphalon logo in black letters at the front, and nine black/white speed selectors with labeling, plus the power button. It also has a clear 56-ounce glass pitcher with a handle and U.S. and metric volume measurement markings; a black plastic lid with a removable clear plastic lid stopper/measuring cup; and a metal blade assembly with six-sided, stainless steel blades. 

Remedy:

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled blender and contact Calphalon for a free repair kit.

Incidents/Injuries:

Calphalon has received four reports of a piece of the blender's mixing blade breaking off. No injuries have been reported. 

Sold At

Bed Bath & Beyond, Kohl's, JCPenney, Macy's and other major retail stores nationwide and online at Calphalon.com, Amazon.com, Cooking.com, and Zappos.com, among others, from September 2012 through September 2013 for about $130.

Importer:

Calphalon Corporation, of Atlanta, Ga.

Importer

Calphalon Corporation, of Atlanta, Ga.

Manufactured In:
China
Recall number:
14-012
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The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC’s work to ensure the safety of consumer products has 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.
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