Popular blenders, batteries recalled for injury hazards

The recalled blenders were sold nationwide between March 2012 and September 2015

Photos: CPSC.gov

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — Tens of thousands of batteries were recalled this week – and a popular blender has received sharp reviews.

Shark Ninja is recalling its popular Ninja® BL660 series professional blender due to several reports of lacerations. According to the company, the blender poses a laceration risk to consumers when the pour or invert the pitcher after removing the lid – because the stacked blade assembly can cut a consumer.

About 1.1 million blenders are being included in the recall after the firm received 53 reports of lacerations. All affected models have a clear, 72 ounce pitcher.

Consumers should empty the blender’s pitcher through the locked lid’s pour spout or remove the list and blade before pouring.

The recalled blenders were sold nationwide between March 2012 and September 2015.

Portable lithium polymer battery packs are being recalled because the batteries can reportedly overheat and vent flames – posing fire and burn hazards. More than 50,000 PNY batteries are included in the recall.

According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the batteries are used to charge USB enabled smartphones, tablets and other devices.

PNY received one report of the product venting with flames.

Consumers are asked to stop using the batteries and contact the company for a free replacement.

More than 30,000 wax warmers from Family Dollar are also being recalled this week – because the warmers can reportedly produce high flames.

According to Family Dollar, the company has received 11 reports of the warmer producing high flames, including two reports of burn injuries and three reports of property damage.

Consumers should stop using the warmers and return them for a full refund.

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