Two Vitamix products are being recalled for causing potential lacerations. Vitamix has recalled the Ascent™ and Venturist™ Series 8-ounce and 20-ounce blending containers. They’ve received 11 reports of lacerations from customers. The company wants people to stop using the Vitamix products and contact Vitamix for a free repair kit.
The Vitamix Recall website says about 105,000 units were sold in the U.S. and another 5,300 were sold in Canada. The products were sold at Costco, Williams-Sonoma nationwide and online at vitamix.com from April 2017 through July 2018.
The containers being recalled have blade date codes March 2018 (“03-18”) or earlier. Date codes are in the format MM-YY; for example, March 2018 is “03-18.” If the blade base is marked on the bottom with a green or orange dot, the container has already been repaired. The Vitamix logo is printed on the blending container. The blade date code is laser-etched onto the top of the blade in the blade base. The products have a clear container and a black blade base and were sold separately and with Vitamix Venturist™Model 1200 blenders.
Contact a representative at 1-888-847-8842 between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. (Central Time) Monday through Friday or fill out the fields on their recall page: https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2018/vitamix-recalls-ascent-and-venturist-series-blending-containers-due-to-lacerationhttp://www.recallrtr.com/Blender/en-US .