When West Virginia residents purchase a product from the store, the last thing that they probably think about is whether or not the product is safe to use. Most people assume that because a product is on store shelves that it is not unsafe and does not pose a risk. Sadly, this is not always the case. While companies do recall defective household products, the recall may come after it is too late and the injury has occurred.
SharkNinja has recently issued a recall regarding over one million of its Ninja blenders. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, these blenders pose a risk of laceration. The blenders can result in an injury when the user pours the contents from the pitcher with the lid removed. The stacked blade assembly is loose during this time and can fall out with the contents and cause an injury.
At this time, it does not appear that SharkNinja has been informed of any laceration injuries regarding this defect. However, some injuries could come to light in the coming days, weeks and months. The recall affects a dozen models including those with model numbers that begin with BL660, BL663 and BL665. The company says that the blenders do not need to be returned, but a new manual does need to be downloaded, as it has new instructions.
Design defects in products make them unsafe to use, even when used as carefully and properly as possible. It can prove to be beneficial for victims to learn their legal rights and explore what options may be available to them. West Virginia individuals who have been injured by defective household products may be entitled to a financial award, which can be pursued by filing a product liability claim against the manufacturer of the product.
Source: clickondetroit.com, “SharkNinja recalls blenders over laceration risk”, Nov. 12, 2015