Several product liability lawsuits have been brought against Nutribullet LLC and other related companies recently. The 37 complaints, including negligence, manufacturer defects and failure to warn, have been filed by four plaintiffs alleging that they suffered lacerations from the blades within the product. Plaintiffs also complain of burn injuries; two plaintiffs state that the metal blades spin so fast during operation that energy and heat build, causing the canister to explode on their own. Other plaintiffs allege that the explosion had occurred while attempting to remove the canister from the base.
All Nutribullet products have a similar set-up and operation. They have a canister that has metal blades internally that spin at a high speed, much like how a blender operates. They are designed to make smoothies or other liquified meals at a quick and convenient rate. The Nutribullet 600 and Nutribullet 900 are the products currently in question, but they are not too different from other Nutribullet products that have been produced over the years.
Another separate complaint has been filed from a woman in Florida, where she alleges a blade malfunctioned while operating a Nutribullet product and had mangled her hand. She had then contracted an infection which was the superbug MRSA because of the injuries she had sustained to her hand. In this case, the lawsuit alleges that the plastic casing of the blender warps over usage and time, causing a dangerous malfunction because the heat of the operation of the blades have no release.
The four original cases have been filed in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California. Nutribullet and their related companies are based within Los Angeles. Separate cases allege that Nutribullet executives had known about these malfunctions since 2011. In 2014, Consumer Reports put the Nutribullet 900 on their “Do Not Buy” list because of malfunctioning canisters during testing. The product had since been removed from that list because Nutribullet had supposedly fixed the issue.
The four plaintiffs seek reimbursement for punitive, economic and noneconomic damages. They also urge for a mandatory warning label on all Nutribullet products.
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