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Important Safety Information

Vitamix Blending Containers Recalled Due to Laceration Hazard

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission - Recall With Health Canada

Recall Date: August 9, 2018

Recall Number: 18-202

Vitamix Recalls Ascent™and Venturist™Series Blending Containers Due to Laceration Hazard

Recall Summary

Name of Product: Ascent™and Venturist™Series 8-ounce and 20-ounce blending containers

Hazard: The containers can separate from the blade’s base exposing the blades, posing a laceration hazard to consumers.

Remedy: Repair

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled blending containers and contact Vitamix for a free repair kit. Vitamix is sending repair kits to consumers it can identify.

Consumer Contact: If you think you may have an affected product, please see the section titled 'Provide Your Information' at the bottom of this page for step-by-step instructions. If you need assistance, please contact a representative at 1-888-847-8842 between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. (Central Time) Monday through Friday.

Recall Details

Units: About 105,000 (In addition, about 5,300 were sold in Canada)

Description: This recall involves Ascent™and Venturist™series 8-ounce and 20-ounce blending containers with blade date codes March 2018 (“03-18”) or earlier. Date codes are in the format MM-YY; for example, March 2018 is “03-18.” If the blade base is marked on the bottom with a green or orange dot, the container has already been repaired. The Vitamix logo is printed on the blending container. The blade date code is laser-etched onto the top of the blade in the blade base. The products have a clear container and a black blade base and were sold separately and with Vitamix Venturist™Model 1200 blenders.

Incidents/Injuries: Vitamix has received 11 reports of lacerations when consumers’ hands came in contact with exposed blades.

Sold At: Costco, Williams-Sonoma nationwide and online at from April 2017 through July 2018 for between $24 and $500 for the blender and blending container.

Manufacturer: Vita-Mix Corporation, of Cleveland, Ohio

Manufactured In: United States

In Conjunction With: Health Canada

Health Canada's press release is available at


Blending Cups Starter Kit
Contains 2 20oz. blending cups and 1 blade base

Blending Bowl Starter Kit
Contains 2 8oz. blending bowls and 1 blade base

Blade Base