Recall Date: August 9, 2018
Recall Number: 18-202
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.
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.
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 www.vitamix.com 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 http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2018/67326r-eng.php.
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