If you are in the market for a new blender to make smoothies and other tasty blended concoctions, you may want to spend a little more time screening your options. Though you may have a preference for NutriBullet blenders, you should take into account recent reports of users experiencing severe injuries from explosions. The NutriBullet line is one of Capital Brand's most popular items.
Manufacturers have a duty to perform rigorous testing to ensure their products are safe for consumer use. Part of the testing process involves identifying potential flaws and issues that could are hazardous to the public and correct them. Manufacturers must also notify consumers of the dangers and assume liability for any damages that occur. Here is a brief overview of how this line of blenders could cause you or a loved one harm.
Types of injuries blender users sustain
Complaints allege that the NutriBullet blender inflicts serious trauma, such as burns, lacerations and disfigurement. The injuries occur from a malfunction in the unit’s performance, which is the result of a design flaw. Some claims are from victims who experienced severe burns, deep cuts and broken teeth from the contents in the blender heating up and exploding under pressure. The pressure builds up to intense levels and temperatures while the unit is in operation and suddenly forces the contents and pieces of the canister to separate and spread all over the room, impacting anyone in the vicinity.
How the blender potentially puts users at serious risk
The packaging and manufacturer advertising for the blender claims the device has a safety mechanism that kicks in after one minute to turn the unit off and prevent malfunctions and minimize the risk of injury to consumers. Many of the people who suffer serious injury from using NutriBullet blenders claim that device malfunctions occurred well before the 60-second mark. There are also reports that the safety mechanism in place to automatically turn the blender off after one minute of use does not work.
When manufacturers fail to ensure their products are safe for use and fail to notify consumers about potential issues that can arise that put them at risk of harm, they must compensate them for any damages incurred.