Calphalon Blender Recall Issued Amid Reports of Broken Blades

About 22,000 blenders sold in the United States and Canada are being recalled after the manufacturer received multiple reports of the blades breaking off during use, which may pose a serious risk of lacerations and other injuries for consumers.  

The Calphalon blender recall was announced by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) on October 31, following at least four reports of incident where the blades broke off during use or when cleaning the blenders. To date, no injuries have been reported.

The recall affects 22,000 Calphalon XL 9 speed blenders sold in the U.S. and another 400 sold in Canada with model numbers 1832449 and ME600BL. The blenders have a five inch tall base with the “Calphalon” logo in black letters printed across the front and 9 black and white speed options. The blenders have a 56-ounce clear glass pitcher with a black plastic lid that has a removable clear plastic lid stopper and measuring cup, and a metal blade assembly with six stainless steel blades.

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The affected blenders were manufactured in China under Calphalon Corporation of Atlanta, Georgia where they were sold at Bed Bath & Beyond, Kohl’s, JCPenny, Macy’s, and other large scale retailers nationwide and online at Calphalon.com, Amazon.com, Cooking.com, and Zappos.com as well as other various online retails from September 2012 through September 2013 for roughly $130.

In August a Vita-mix Corp. “low-profile” blender recall affected about 170,000 units following 18 consumer complaints indicating the blade shaft assembly had broken during use or when cleaning the blender. No injuries were reported in association with either blender recall. That was followed by a Frigidaire blender recall in September affecting 14,000 professional blenders due to defective blade shafts.

The CPSC recommends that customers stop using the recalled blenders immediately and contact Calphalon at (800) 809-7267 or by visiting their website at www.Calphalon.com and navigate to the recall link to receive a free repair kit.

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