I received a Ninja Blender for Christmas and I was thrilled! It seemed to have all the power of my mom’s Vitamix with a cheaper price tag. However, over the past few months I’ve noticed some horrible flaws in the product design and the material being used to create the blender. Upon closer inspection (after contacting support), I found a link of a HUGE list of Ninja blender recalls for their previous models (see below).
Problem 1 – Not Heat Resistant
The main reason I wanted the Ninja was for making Bulletproof coffee. For the first couple of weeks it worked great. It even has a pouring spout, which is helpful when avoiding the splatter of the oils I add to my morning beverage. While the Ninja Blender says it works well for both hot and cold blending; after using it for 2 weeks I noticed that the seal of the lid began to disintegrate. It was literally melting, leaving a black goo around the inside of the blender canister.
Problem 2 – It will Cut You
If you aren’t the pour feature (with the lid on), you are liable to cut yourself while pouring liquid out of the blender canister. The blade attachment doesn’t have a safety feature that keeps the blades securely fastened into the bottom. Meaning, the blades will pour right out and onto your arms or fingers. This is also part of their recall. They have had 53 reports of people being sliced and diced while using piece of equipment.
While the Ninja blender recall listed below only addressed the issue with the blade. I’m hoping the lid is close behind! If you are looking for a new blender for your shakes, coffee, and green drinks, steer clear of this one until all the kinks have been worked out!
Ninja Blender Recall
“Laceration Injuries Prompt SharkNinja to Recall Ninja BL660 Blenders to Provide New Warnings and Instructions
Name of product:Ninja® BL660 series professional blender
The blender poses a laceration risk if consumers pour or invert the pitcher after removing the lid while the loose stacked blade assembly is still inside the pitcher.
About 1.1 million (an additional 99,000 were sold in Canada)
This recall involves 12 models of Ninja professional blenders with model numbers that start with BL 660, BL 663 or BL 665. The model number is in the rating label that is molded into the bottom of the motor base. The 12 affected model numbers are:
|BL 660’s:||BL660, BL660B, BL660C, BL660QCN, BL660QPL, BL660W, BL660WM|
|BL 663’s:||BL663, BL663CO|
|BL 665’s:||BL665QBK, BL665QCN, and BL665QWH|
All of these models have a clear 72 ounce pitcher with a removable gray or black lid that opens and locks closed, a stacked blade assembly, and one or more Nutri Ninja cups. All recalled models have a motor base that is gray, white, black, cinnamon, or platinum. The power of the models’ motors vary from 1,000 to 1,200 watts. The recalled models may have been sold with additional accessories, including a 40 or 64 ounce bowl, a chopping blade assembly, or a dull dough blade assembly.
The firm has received 53 reports of lacerations.
Consumers should empty the blender’s pitcher through the locked lid’s pour spout or by removing both the lid and the stacked blade assembly from the pitcher before pouring.
Bed Bath & Beyond, Costco, Kohl’s, Macy’s, Target, Walmart and other stores nationwide and online includingwww.Amazon.com, www.Costco.com, www.Macys.com, www.Target.com, www.Walmart.com andwww.ninjakitchen.com from March 2012 through September 2015 for about $140.”