The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has issued a recall for SharkNinja’s BL660 series of blenders after receiving more than 50 reports of lacerations related to the unit’s blade assembly.
According to the CPSC, the blender poses a laceration risk if consumers pour or invert the pitcher after removing the lid while the loose stacked blade assembly is still inside the pitcher. It is suggested by CPSC officials that consumers empty the blender’s contents through the locked lid’s pour spout or removing the lid and stacked blade assembly from the pitcher before pouring.
The recall involves 12 models: BL660, BL660B, BL660C, BL660QCN, BL660QPL, BL660W, BL660WM, BL663, BL663CO, BL665QBK, BL665QCN, and BL665QWH.
Consumers are advised that they do not need to return the blenders, but should contact SharkNinja at (877) 593-5140 from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. ET Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday or online at www.ninjarecall.com and click “Download New Manual” to receive new instructions.
The CPSC said that about 1.1 million units were sold in the U.S. with an additional 99,000 sold in Canada. The blenders were sold at a number of retailers including Bed Bath & Beyond, Costco, Kohl’s, Macy’s, Target, Walmart and other stores nationwide and online including Amazon.com, Costco.com, Macys.com, Target.com, Walmart.com and ninjakitchen.com from March 2012 through September 2015.
All models involved in the recall have a clear 72-ounce pitcher with a removable gray or black lid that opens and locks closed, a stacked blade assembly, and one or more Nutri Ninja cups. The power of the models’ motors vary from 1,000 watts to 1,200 watts. The recalled models may have been sold with additional accessories, including a 40- or 64-ounce bowl, a chopping blade assembly, or a dull dough blade assembly.