Vitamix recalls multiple blenders due to potential blade exposure, which poses a "laceration hazard"

Thus far, there's been 27 "reports of lacerations"

By Michael La Corte

Deputy Food Editor

Published June 26, 2024 11:05AM (EDT)

Close-up of Vitamix logo on home appliance. (Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images)
Close-up of Vitamix logo on home appliance. (Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images)

If you happen to have a Vitamix Ascent or Venturist blender at home, you'll definitely want to pay attention to this. As reported by Joseph Lamour of TODAY, "Vitamix is recalling hundreds of thousands of its blending containers and blade bases after receiving dozens of reports of injuries." 

Last week, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission released a notice recalling the Vitamix Ascent and Venturist Series, specifically the 8-ounce and 20-ounce, blending containers and blade bases due to the fact that "the containers can separate from the blade base, exposing the blades, posing a laceration hazard to consumers." The notice writes that the only remedy is repair, also noting that in August 2018, some of the same blender parts were also "previously recalled" in both the U.S. and Canada.

The remedy states to "should immediately stop using the recalled 8-ounce and 20-ounce blending containers and blade bases, and contact Vitamix for a repair kit, consisting of a protective plastic shroud to attach over the blade base and additional instructional labels."

Thus far, according to the CPSC notice, there have been "27 reports of lacerations . . . when consumers' hands came in contact with exposed blades." The blends are sold at Costco, Best Buy, Macy's, Target, Walmart, Crate & Barrel, online at, and and "specialty and independent stores nationwide."

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