Calaphalon Recalls XL 9-Speed Blenders Due to Injury Hazard
Written by James P. Nevin
Calaphalon has issued a recall on 22,000 of its XL 9 speed blenders sold across the US. The recall is due to a piece of the blender's mixing blade breaking off during use, which could pose an injury hazard. The company has received 4 reports of a piece of the blender breaking off, but no injuries have been reported according to the US Consumer Product Safety Commission.
The blender has been identified as model 1832449 and model ME600BL. Consumers should check the model number located on the underside of the blender's base. The blender is described by US Consumer Product Safety Commission as having a "5-inch tall, brushed-aluminum base with cord storage, the Calphalon logo in black letters at the front, and nine black/white speed selectors with labeling, plus the power button. It also has a clear 56-ounce glass pitcher with a handle and U.S. and metric volume measurement markings; a black plastic lid with a removable clear plastic lid stopper/measuring cup; and a metal blade assembly with six-sided, stainless steel blades."
The blender was sold at Bed Bath & Beyond, Kohl's, JCPenney, Macy's and other major retail stores nationwide and online at Calphalon.com, Amazon.com, Cooking.com, and Zappos.com, among others, from September 2012 through September 2013 for about $130.
Purchasers should stop using the blender immediately and call Calphalon at (800)-809-7267, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or go online at www.Calphalon.com and click on "XL 9 Speed Blender Recall Information" for more information. The company will send consumers a free repair kit.
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