Lawsuit Investigation: Nutribullet Broken Blades
Last Updated on October 31, 2018
Attorneys working with ClassAction.org are no longer investigating this matter. The information here is for reference only. A list of open investigations and lawsuits can be viewed here.
At A Glance
- Who Should Read This:
- Anyone who purchased a Nutribullet and had problems with the blades.
- What's Going on Exactly?
- Attorneys are investigating whether any of the Nutribullet products are defective.
- What Can I Get Out of This?
- If attorneys believe any of the Nutribullet products are defective, they may be able to start a class action lawsuit. A lawsuit could help consumers get their money back for the cost of their Nutribullet systems.
- What Are People Saying? Is There Any Proof to This?
- Consumer Reports has marked the Nutribullet Pro 900 as a "Don't Buy: Safety Risk Item." The Today Show also highlighted the blade issues, while a number of consumers have reported their complaints online. This has served as evidence enough for attorneys to start investigating these products.
Attorneys are trying to determine whether certain Nutribullet products were defectively designed or manufactured in light of complaints that the products’ blades can break, chip or crack without warning. If they find the blades are breaking due to a defect, they may be able to get a class action lawsuit started.
What Started This Lawsuit Investigation?
There have been a number of complaints posted online from Nutribullet owners. These include the following [sic throughout]:
“I have had my NutriBullet for about a year and a half. This morning after blending my smoothie one of the blades was cracking. I am afraid to use it and I am very disappointed in the product. I think that if I had not noticed the crack I may have accidentally swallowed it while drinking the smoothie.”
— Mary Madison, ComplaintsList.com
“NutriBullet blade snapped off after 4 months of usage. Only used the product for morning smoothies using kale, fruit, pumpkin seeds, and green powder. Have had the product for the past four months. This morning when the blade snapped off with no warning my kitchen and my husband were covered in a liquid mess.”
— Sharon Gunnell, ComplaintsList.com
Consumer Reports Says Nutribullet 900 Is a “Safety Risk”
In July 2014, Consumer Reports performed a durability test on two separate Nutribullet Pro 900s, in which seven ice cubes were crushed in the blender. The organization reported that after the test, both blenders had broken or cracked blades. As a result, Consumer Reports classified the Nutribullet Pro 900 as a “Don’t Buy: Safety Risk” item and urged consumers who owned the product to stop using it.
The maker of Nutribullet responded by telling Consumer Reports that the product was not meant to serve as a blender or ice crusher, calling the test a “misuse of the product.” Consumer Reports, however, stands by its tests. The organization emphasized that retailers sell the device as a blender and pointed out that the Nutribullet website’s FAQ section encourages users to add ice for a thicker consistency.
What Products Are Being Investigated?
At this point, the attorneys we work with are looking into blade issues that surfaced in any of the Nutribullet models, which include:
- Magic Bullet
- Baby Bullet
- Party Bullet
What Could I Get from a Class Action?
If a class action lawsuit is filed and is successful, consumers may be able to get their money back for the cost of their Nutribullet products.
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