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If you have a Vitamix blender, there’s a recall you need to know about

Published Jun 20th, 2024 11:37AM EDT
Vitamix Ascent blender
Image: Vitamix

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Vitamix on Thursday issued a voluntary recall for various Ascent and Venturist Series blender components: the 8-ounce blending containers, 20-ounce blending containers, and blade bases. There’s a potentially serious risk that the 20-ounce Blending Cups and 8-ounce Blending Bowls might separate from the blade base. This will expose the blades and could lead to laceration accidents.

According to the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the new Vitamix recall is a renouncement of a 2018 recall. Vitamix has received 27 reports of lacerations, including 11 from the original recall in 2018.

Which products are affected?

Vitamix said on a website dedicated to the recall that Vitamix Ascent and Venturist Series 8-Ounce Blending Bowls, 20-Ounce Blending Cups, and Blade Bases are all included in this recall.

The clear containers and black blade bases come with certain Venturist and Ascent Models: Venturist V1200, Ascent A2300, Ascent A2500, Ascent A3300, and Ascent A3500. They are also sold separately as sets or bundles. The images below should help you determine whether you own Vitamix blender components that might be part of the recall.

Vitamix Blender Recall
These Vitamix products are part of the June 20th, 2024, Vitamix blender recall. Image source: Vitamix

Per the CPSC, the Vitamix products in the recall were sold between April 2017 and May 2024 for prices ranging from $30 to $990. The blenders and accessories were available at Costco, Best Buy, Crate & Barrel, Macy’s, Target, Williams Sonoma, Walmart, and specialty and independent stores nationwide.

Vitamix sold about 569,000 units in the US, 105,000 of which were included in the 2018 recall. It also sold about 121,590 total units in Canada. This updated recall also impacts Canadian customers who purchased these products.

Vitamix will provide a free replacement kit to all owners, regardless of whether they have receipts to prove the purchase. Customers who participated in the 2018 recall should also take action, as the CPSC and Vitamix urge owners to stop using the device until they’ve repaired it with the free kit.

What you should do

Anyone using the Vitamix Ascent and Venturist blenders with the recalled 20-ounce Blending Cups and 8-ounce Blending Bowls should stop using them completely. You should follow this link to see if your Vitamix products are included in the recall. The web page lets you enter serial numbers found on the blades to check whether you need a repair kit.

A FAQ section on the Vitamix recall site offers contact information for users who need to secure repair kits. The kit contains labels you can apply to the plastic containers and the black base, and a shroud for the base that should protect against accidental separations between the blade part and the container. This should prevent potentially dangerous accidents in the event that the two components come apart.

Finally, the recall website has a video at this link that shows you how to apply the labels in the repair kit and install the plastic shroud. As you’ll see in the 3-minute clip, it’s a simple repair procedure that any Vitamix owner should be able to handle.

Chris Smith Senior Writer

Chris Smith has been covering consumer electronics ever since the iPhone revolutionized the industry in 2008. When he’s not writing about the most recent tech news for BGR, he brings his entertainment expertise to Marvel’s Cinematic Universe and other blockbuster franchises.

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