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If you or a loved one used one of the Blendjet or Ninja portable blenders and were injured, you may qualify for Significant Financial Compensation!
2 portable blenders
If you or a loved one used one of the Blendjet or Ninja portable blenders and were injured, you may qualify for Significant Financial Compensation!

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Safety Concerns Stir Around BlendJet And Ninja Blenders Due To Overheating, Blade Detachment, And Recalls

When you bought that BlendJet 2 Portable Blender, maybe you envisioned whipping up smoothies on the go, a little culinary magic at the touch of a button. However, for some users, this convenience quickly turned into a cocktail of complications. The BlendJet 2 isn't alone; various Ninja blender models have been swept up in a mix of safety concerns, prompting a closer look at these kitchen staples.

Injuries in the mix

Users sounded the alarm on BlendJet blenders after facing overheating issues and, more concerningly, instances of blades detaching during use. These reports range from minor burns to serious cuts.
Consumer Reports then whipped up their own concerns, with tests revealing smoke emissions and blade breakages. Their advocacy prompted an investigation by the CPSC, which found 329 cases of the blender's blades breaking and 17 reports of the blenders overheating or catching fire, leading to $150,000 in property damage. With additional reports of 49 minor burns and one laceration.
These findings led to the large-scale blender recall that also affects about 117,000 units sold in Canada. With these blenders having been available at popular retailers like Costco, Walmart, and Target, the BlendJet 2 recall isn't your everyday product hiccup—it's a massive callback involving approximately 4.8 million portable blenders.
Following the reports and recall, BlendJet fortified the BlendJet 2 with sturdier blades and a more reliable electrical setup. This measure aimed to mitigate the risks, but the timing leaves a question mark—these upgrades were a reaction to incidents that had already slipped past their control.

The blenders on your counter

Check your cabinets and counters; if you spot any of these models, it's time to pay attention:
  • BlendJet 2 Portable Blender
  • Ninja 4-in-1 Kitchen System
  • Ninja Blast Portable Blender
  • Ninja Blender Plus
  • Ninja Foodi Power Nutri Duo
  • Ninja Foodi Power Blender Ultimate
  • Ninja Intelli-Sense Blender Duo
  • Ninja Intelli-Sense Kitchen System
  • Ninja Kitchen System Plus
  • Ninja Nutri-Blender Plus
  • Ninja Nutri-Blender Pro with Auto-iQ
  • Ninja Nutri-Blender Pro with Auto-iQ Plus
  • Ninja Single Serve System Plus
  • Nutri Ninja 2-in-1
  • Nutri Ninja Pro
  • Nutri Ninja with FreshVac Technology

The legal blend

For those who have tasted the bitter side of BlendJet's or Ninja blender malfunction, there's more than just recipes at stake. Here's what the journey to legal remedy might look like:
  • Finding Legal Guidance: Connecting with an attorney who can navigate the complex recipe of product liability.
  • Compiling Evidence: Gathering the necessary documentation is like prepping your ingredients—a crucial step before you start cooking.
  • Filing the Lawsuit: This is where you officially put your case on the kitchen counter for the legal system to inspect.
  • Discovery: A process akin to taste-testing, where both sides exchange the details to understand the full flavor of the case.
  • Negotiating a Settlement: Sometimes, you can settle on the taste without needing a full course meal—that's where settlement discussions come in.
  • Taking it to Trial: If settlement talks fall flat, presenting your case to a judge is like serving up a dish for the final verdict.
If you or a loved one experienced injury or property damage from using a BlendJet or Ninja blender, you may be eligible for compensation. This can cover medical costs, emotional distress, lost wages, and more.Fill out the form on this page for more information.

Mass torts vs. class actions at a glance

When we're talking about mass tort and class action lawsuits, we're discussing two distinct legal approaches used to handle claims where many individuals are harmed by the same entity or event.
Mass tort lawsuits are a way to handle legal cases where many individuals have been harmed, but each person's situation is distinct. Think of it like a neighborhood where every house has different damage after a storm. In a mass tort, each homeowner would file their own lawsuit, but because the storm is the common factor, the court groups the lawsuits together to manage them more efficiently. The key here is that each person retains their own case and has a say in how it's settled, which reflects their unique damages.
In contrast, class action lawsuits bring people together under a single legal action. It's as if the whole neighborhood decided to sue the storm together, with one or a few neighbors representing everyone's interests. Here, individual control is limited. The representative, known as the lead plaintiff, along with their legal team, makes decisions that affect the entire group. When it comes to the payout, it's typically split evenly, or based on a formula that applies to all members.

What's best for you?

Let's quickly sum up the main points to help you decide which legal route could work better for your situation:
  • Control: More personal control in mass torts; limited control in class actions.
  • Compensation: Individualized in mass torts; uniform in class actions.
  • Applicability: Mass torts fit for varied individual damages; class actions for uniform damages across the group.
  • Efficiency: Class actions can be quicker and use fewer resources by combining claims.
So, if you're part of a group that's been wronged and you're thinking about legal action, consider these points. Do you need to maintain control over your case, or are you okay with a representative taking the lead? Do your damages require individual attention, or are they similar enough to others to share in a collective claim? Your answers will help determine whether a mass tort or a class action is the best route for your situation.