On August 28, 2013, Vitamix announced a voluntary recall on specific containers containing a blade which it has deemed represents a potential “laceration hazard.” No injuries have been reported as a result, but engineers at Vitamix have determined that the design of the blade may be prone to breaking which might then potentially lead to injury. The affected blades are found in low-profile, 64-ounce “Next Generation” containers sold with the Professional Series 300, Professional Series 750, and Vitamix 7500 models. The recalled blades contain Serial Number 103208A (see image above) etched on the top of the blade, and were manufactured between March 2012 and July 2013.
Owners of these models are encouraged to visit Vitamix.com for specific details on this recall and to submit a status check of their individual model. Vitamix will send any owner of a recalled blade/container a return kit at Vitamix’s expnese within 2 to 4 days of receiving recall instructions. Once the container has been received by Vitamix, they will at their expense repair the container, including installing a new blade, and return the container back to the owner within 5 to 7 days.
Vitamix is encouraging any owner of one of these affected blades to initiate the recall procedure immediately, but will honor the repair and return program for the entire life of the container. As well, a 1-year extension on the entire unit will be added to the full 7-year warranty already covering any model affected by this recall and repaired by Vitamix according to its recall procedure.