Defective Blender Recalled for Lacerations to Consumers

By Peter DePaolis

Injuries from a household blender led the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) to recall the Chefmate brand 6-speed blender sold exclusively at Target stores across the country. The plastic pitcher can come loose from the blade, leaving the rotating blades exposed. So far, there have been 11 reports of lacerations to fingers and hands.

Seven of the reported injuries from the dangerous product were serious, according to the CPSC. The CPSC says consumers should stop using the blender immediately and return it to Target for a full refund. The model number is BL-10. The model number is on the bottom of the blender. The base of the blender is six inches tall and has five-speed selector buttons. The brand name “Chefmate” is on the front in black letters. It has a white plastic lid with a clear plastic stopper. There are two angled steel blades.

Made in China, the blender sold in Target was stored from September 2007 to February 2011. Over 300,000 consumers purchased the blender during that time. Target participated in the product recall. Consumers requesting further information can find out more at If you have sustained any injuries after using a defective product, it is in your best interest to contact our team of personal injury attorneys today.

Koonz, McKenney, Johnson & DePaolis L.L.P.

Maryland, Washington, D.C., and Virginia Injury Attorneys

About the Author
Peter DePaolis joined the firm in 1980 and has since represented a large number of individuals involved in automobile collisions, truck accidents, bus crashes, defective products, and medical malpractice cases. A significant portion of Mr. DePaolis’ practice is devoted to working on behalf of people suffering from asbestosis, mesothelioma, and other asbestos-related cancers. He has led his firm’s fight against the asbestos industry and has recovered over $30 million in damages for asbestos victims and their families.