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Defective Blender Recalled for Lacerations to Consumers

Kelly Fisher

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 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 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 target.com.

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