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Target Recalls Chefmate Blenders

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The second week of September, The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Target Corp., of Minneapolis, Minn. recalled 304,000 Chefmate® 6-Speed Blenders. While in operation, the plastic pitcher can separate from the blade assembly, leaving the blade assembly in the base and exposing the rotating blades. This poses a laceration hazard to consumers. There have been 11 reports of the blade assembly separating from the pitcher, seven of which reported serious lacerations to consumers’ fingers and hands.

This recall affects all Chefmate® 6-Speed Blenders, model BL-10. The model number is located on the bottom of the base. The blender consists of a six-inch tall, white electrical base with five, white speed-selector buttons labeled 1 through 5, one gray button labeled “Pulse/Off” and the word “Chefmate®” in black letters on the front; a clear plastic pitcher with a handle with U.S. and metric volume measurement markings; a white plastic lid with a removable clear plastic lid stopper; and a white plastic blade assembly with two angled, stainless steel blades.

They were sold at Target stores nationwide and on the Web at www.target.com from September 2007 to February 2011 for about $14. They were made in China.

Consumers should immediately stop using the product and return them to any Target store for a full refund. Target can be contacted at (800) 440-0680 or through the firm’s website at www.target.com.

If you or a family member is injured by a product, you need to get immediate medical care. If there is a significant affect or injury, you should contact an attorney concerning the problem. Early investigation can include the collection of product, checking recall alerts, and the proper notifying of those who caused the problem.