Vitamix is recalling about 165,000 Vitamix 64-ounce low-profile containers in the United States and an additional 4,300 in Canada.
Vitamix has received 18 reports of blades breaking. No injuries have been reported.
The recall involves Vitamix 64-ounce low-profile containers with blade part number 103208 A and blade date codes 03-12 (March 2012) through 07-13 (July 2013). The blade part number and date code are laser etched on the top of the blade at the bottom of the container.
The clear, plastic, 64-ounce container with black plastic handle and lid was sold with Vitamix blender models 7500, Professional Series 300, Professional Series 750, and individually. Replacement blades with part number 104602 A aren’t affected.
Manufactured in the United States by Vita-Mix Corp., the blender containers were sold at major retailers nationwide and online at vitamix.com from April 2012 to August 2013. The cost was about $529 to $749 with different model bases or $149 for the container alone.
The containers were also sold through show demonstrators, who demonstrate products at retail outlets, consumer shows, fairs, and other venues.
Consumers should stop using the recalled container immediately and contact Vitamix for instructions on how to send back the container, without the lid or any accessories, to the firm for a free repair, the company and commission advise.
For more information, call Vitamix at 888-350-4386 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET Monday through Friday and 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET on Saturdays, visit www.ContainerBladeRecall.com, or go to www.vitamix.com, then click on the “Customer Service” link at the bottom of the page and click on the link for “Voluntary Recall on Vitamix Containers.”