A global recall has been issued by De’Longhi for the Kenwood BLEND-X PRO BLM800, type BLM80 blender. The company said that due to an inconsistency in the metal used in the manufacture of the lower blade of the blender, there have been instances where the blender blade has broken during routine internal testing.
If the defect occurs, broken blade pieces may become mixed with food or drinks, posing an ingestion and / or choking hazard.
The blender consists of a glass goblet with plastic lid and a power unit with a motor and user control panel. A rotating knob is used to set blade speeds and the user can choose one of six preset cycles (buttons). A blade assembly is screwed onto the bottom of the goblet and placed onto the power unit to connect the blade shaft to the motor.
The Identifying features are batch number: from 14×01 to 15×22 and Barcode/EAN Number: 5011423176345.
The product was available for sale nationally from May 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015.
Consumers who own the product should stop using the blender and contact Kenwood Ltd. to arrange a free replacement of blades assembly with a new and improved one. Toll free number for consumer 1-300-365-519 or visit http://www.blendxproblm800safetynotice.com
More information is available from Kenwood site http://www.kenwoodworld.com/en-au/customer-support.