In a surprising move, BlendJet is conducting a voluntary recall of their BlendJet 2 portable blenders across the United States and Canada.
Working with U.S Consumer Product Safety Commission, they have identified potential 'fire and laceration hazards'. The manufacturer reports that about 4.8 million units sold in the U.S. and 117,000 sold in Canada are affected. They pose two risks; either overheating or the blender blades breaking off.
BlendJet issued a statement saying that 'while none of the reported incidents resulted in serious injury or significant property damage, out of an abundance of caution, our company updated the base of the BlendJet 2 to feature thicker blades and an improved electrical configuration'. These updates have been in place for months and any BlendJet 2s currently for sale are not affected by the recall.
BlendJet recall - what to do now
Recalls started on December 28, 2023 with BlendJet offering a safe replacement of the model. If you own a BlendJet 2 and are concerned that you may be affected by the voluntary recall, you can check the serial number on BlendJet's site. If that is not possible, customers can call BlendJet at (844) 334-0562 from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.
Any BlendJet 2 with the serial number 5543 and greater is an updated model and thus not part of the recall.
BlendJet has said that 'the vast majority of customers who purchased a BlendJet 2 in November of this year (2023), or afterwards, received the updated base with their blender'. Other BlendJet 2 models which are not included in the recall are the special edition lines "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles," "Happy Viking," or the "Disney Princess". These all have the updated base.
If your blender is subject to the recall you should stop using it immediately and contact BlendJet for a free replacement base. Consumers affected will need to remove the rubber seal from the base into three or more pieces and send a photo to BlendJet showing the serial number. They are advised to dispose of the base following all environmental, federal, state, and local regulations.
Can I get a replacement?
Yes, BlendJet have offered no quibbles replacements for any of the BlendJet 2 blenders on recall. They say you will receive a new base and lid, but to keep the jar of your current BlendJet 2. They have more information in their recall FAQs. Other BlendJet models remain unaffected and will not be included in the recall.
BlendJet recall - more information
For more information, visit BlendJet's website. If you would like to know more, you can also read the Consumer Product Safety Commission's report. We will update this page with more information when it is available.
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Laura is our eCommerce editor. As a fully qualified barista, she's our expert in all things coffee and has tested over thirty of the best coffee makers on the market. She has also interviewed Q-Graders and world-leading experts in the coffee industry, so has an intimate knowledge of all things coffee. Before joining Homes & Gardens, she studied English at Oxford University. Whilst studying, she trained as a master perfumer and worked in the luxury fragrance industry for five years. Her collection of home fragrance is extensive and she's met and interviewed five of the world's finest perfumers (also known as 'noses'). As a result of this expansive fragrance knowledge, she always puts quality and style over quantity and fads. Laura looks for products which have been designed simply and with thoughtful finishes.
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