Consumer product recall

Kenwood Ltd. recalls Kenwood Blender Blend-X PRO BLM800

Starting date:
September 9, 2015
Posting date:
September 9, 2015
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Household Items, Appliances
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Laceration Hazard
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-54914

Joint recall with Health Canada, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC) and Kenwood Ltd.

Affected products

Kenwood blender Blend-X PRO BLM800

Product description

The recall involves the Kenwood blender Blend-X PRO BLM800, type number BLM80 and date code from 14x01 to 15x22 ("x" is a letter, for example 14T01) which can be found on the rating label on the underside of this product. The UPC code for the product is 5011423178646. The blender is ETL certified with control number 3099477.

The product consists of a glass goblet with a plastic lid and a power unit with a motor and user control panel. A rotating knob is used to set blade speeds and the user can choose one of six pre-set cycles (buttons). A blade assembly is screwed onto the bottom of the goblet and is placed onto the power unit to connect the blade shaft to the motor. The colour of the product is gray.

Hazard identified

The lower blade of the blade assembly may break during use in particular conditions of high stress which may pose a laceration hazard.

Neither Health Canada nor Kenwood Limited has received any reports of consumer incidents or injuries related to the use of this product in Canada. Additionally, no consumer incidents or injuries related to the use of the product have been reported in the United States.

Number sold

Approximately 367 units were sold in Canada and 150 units were distributed in the United States.

Time period sold

The recalled product was sold from August 2014 to July 2015 in Canada and the United States.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China.

Companies

Manufacturer

De’Longhi-Kenwood Appliances Dong Guan Company Ltd.

Guandong Province

CHINA

Distributor

De’Longhi Canada Inc.

Mississauga

Ontario

CANADA

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled blender and contact Kenwood Ltd. for a free replacement blade.

For more information, consumers may contact Kenwood Ltd. by telephone at 1-888-335-6644 or by visiting their website and click on "Recall Information" at the top of the page.

Consumers may view the release by the US CPSC on the Commission's website.

Please note that the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.

Health Canada would like to remind Canadians to report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product or any other consumer product or cosmetic by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.

This recall is also posted on the OECD Global Portal on Product Recalls website. You can visit this site for more information on other international consumer product recalls.