Kitchen Selectives® 6-Speed Blenders have been recalled for laceration hazard, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) just announced.
About 4,069 Kitchen Selectives® 6-Speed Blenders have been recalled because, while in operation, the plastic pitcher can separate from the blade assembly, leaving the blade assembly in the base and exposing the rotating blades. This poses a laceration hazard to consumers. To date, Select Brands has not received any incident or injury reports related to this recall.
The defective Kitchen Selectives® 6-Speed Blenders were manufactured in China by Select Brands Inc., of Lenexa, Kansas, which is also the importer. The recalled blenders were sold at Midwest retail stores in Pamida and Sutherlands from June 2009 to April 2012 and retailed for about $20.
The recalled Kitchen Selectives® 6-Speed Blenders bear model BL-15, which is located on the bottom of the base. The blender consists of a six-inch tall, white electrical base with five, white speed-selector buttons labeled 1 through 5, one gray button labeled “Pulse/Off,” and the logo “Kitchen Selectives®” in black letters on the front; a clear plastic pitcher with a handle with U.S. and metric volume measurement markings; a white plastic lid with a removable clear plastic lid stopper; and a white plastic blade assembly with two angled, stainless steel blades.
Kitchen Selectives is advising consumers to immediately stop using the defective blenders and return them to the retailer where purchased to receive a full refund. Select Brands Customer Service can be reached, toll-free, at 1.866.663.4500 between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Central Time (CT), Monday through Friday, or at Select Brands’ web site at www.selectbrands.com.