According to news sources, Select Brands, in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, has issued a recall for their Chefmate 6-Speed Blender, sold at Target, due to a laceration hazard.
About 304,000 blenders were sold from September 2007 to February 2011 for about $14. While in use, the plastic pitcher has the potential to separate from the base of the blender, exposing the rotating blades. Target has received 11 different reports of this happening, seven in which serious injury occurred to the user’s hands.
The model subject to recall is the BL-10. Consumers can locate the model number on the base of the product. The blender base is white and six inches tall. Speed-selector buttons are labeled 1-5, and one is labeled “Pulse/Off”. The pitcher is clear plastic and includes measuring markings. The lid is white plastic with a removeable plastic stopper.
If you have one of these blenders in your possession, stop using it and return it to a Target store to receive a refund.
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