NATIONWIDE -- Two kinds of Vitamix blending cups are under recall because nearly a dozen people have been cut by their spinning blades.
• Ascent and Venturist series blending containers are being recalled
• The containers can separate from the base, exposing the blades
• Vitamix is offering a free repair kit
The company said 8-ounce and 20-ounce Ascent and Venturist series blending containers may come apart while they are operating, posing a laceration hazard.
The containers can separate from the base, exposing the blades. The recall affects more than 100,000 containers sold across the U.S. and Canada at Costco, Williams-Sonoma, and on the Vitamix website. The company said 11 people have reported injuries to their hands because of the problem.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled blending containers and contact Vitamix for a free repair kit.