Frigidaire Professional Blender Recall Due to Defective Blade Shafts
A recall has been issued for roughly 14,000 professional Frigidaire blenders due to a risk that the blade shaft assembly may break during normal use or when cleaning, posing a laceration hazard for users.
The Frigidaire blender recall was announced by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) on September 19, following at least eight complaints from consumers who report that the blade shaft assembly broke.
If the blades of the blender break off during use, consumers may have shards of metal in the blended mix, posing laceration hazards to the intestines of anyone who consumes the blended product. The base of the blades where the broken piece came off of can also be very sharp when cleaning the blender.
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The recall includes Frigidaire Professional brand blender with model number FPJB56B7MS with serial numbers ranging between FFP49 1203 0001 AND FFP49 1237 00974. The model and serial number can be located under the blender motor printed on a plate. The models have a five-speed motor with a 56 ounce capacity blender container that has a black lid and base. The blender is aluminum brushed with black control buttons on the front.
The recalled blenders were manufactured in China under Electrolux Home Care Products Inc., of Charlotte, North Carolina where they were distributed for sale at Best Buy, Target, online at amazon.com, bedbath.com, and other online retails and stores nationwide from March 2012 through July 2013 for about $130.
A similar recall in August affected about 170,000 Vita-mix Corp. “low-profile” blenders 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.
The CPSC warns that consumers with recalled Frigidaire blenders should stop using the products immediately and contact Frigidaire at 888-747-7637, or visit them online at www.frigidaire.com and navigate to the “Product Recall” link to receive instructions on how to obtain a free replacement blender.
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