On October 31, 2013, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), in cooperation with Calphalon Corporation, announced the voluntary recall of two models of Calphalon’s XL 9 speed blenders due to a serious health hazard posed by the use of such blenders. The hazard is caused by a defect in the blade of the blender which can break off during use, posing a serious risk of injury through consumption or handling of the material that was blended. Calphalon has received numerous reports of blades breaking off in the blender during operation.
The recall involves two models of the Calphalon XL 9 speed blender. The models affected are 1832449 and ME600BL. The model number can be found on the underside of the blender’s base.
These blenders were sold at Bed Bath & Beyond, Kohl’s, JCPenny, Macy’s and other major retail stores nationwide and online at Calphalon.com, Amazon.com, Cooking.com, and Zappos.com from September 2012 through September 2013 for about $130. Consumers should stop using the blenders immediately and contact Calphalon at (800) 809-7267 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.Calphalon.com for a free repair kit.
As a consumer safety advocate and personal injury lawyer, I am continually troubled by the fact that manufacturers and retailers continue to sell dangerous products. Manufacturers, in their zeal to get products on the market, often cut corners and overlook safety when designing and manufacturing products. Manufacturers have an obligation and opportunity to thoroughly assess product safety before the launch of a product. It should not take a consumer getting exposed to serious health and injury risks for a manufacturer to make a product safe.
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