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Calphalon recalls blenders due to injury hazard

MEDIA RELEASE

Recalled Calphalon XL 9 speed blender

Recalled Calphalon XL 9 speed blender

Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of product:
Blenders

Hazard:
A piece of the blender’s mixing blade unit can break off during use, posing an injury hazard.

Consumer Contact:
Calphalon at (800)-809-7267, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.Calphalon.com and click on “XL 9 Speed Blender Recall Information” for more information.

Units
About 22,000 in the United States and 400 in Canada

Description
This recall involves Calphalon XL 9 speed blenders, model 1832449, also identified as model ME600BL. The model number is located on the underside of the blender’s base. The blender consists of a 5-inch tall, brushed-aluminum base with cord storage, the Calphalon logo in black letters at the front, and nine black/white speed selectors with labeling, plus the power button. It also has a clear 56-ounce glass pitcher with a handle and U.S. and metric volume measurement markings; a black plastic lid with a removable clear plastic lid stopper/measuring cup; and a metal blade assembly with six-sided, stainless steel blades.

Broken blender blade

Broken blender blade

Incidents/Injuries
Calphalon has received four reports of a piece of the blender’s mixing blade breaking off. No injuries have been reported.

Remedy
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled blender and contact Calphalon for a free repair kit.

Sold at
Bed Bath & Beyond, Kohl’s, JCPenney, Macy’s and other major retail stores nationwide and online at Calphalon.com, Amazon.com, Cooking.com, and Zappos.com, among others, from September 2012 through September 2013 for about $130.

Importer
Calphalon Corporation, of Atlanta, Ga.

Manufactured in
China

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov

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