NutriBullet Class Action Proposes $10 Million settlement
After several years, NutriBullet has agreed to settle a class action lawsuit brought by consumers because of exploding blenders.
A class action was filed alleging that NutriBullet blenders were defective. After reports that NutriBullet canisters exploded without warning, consumers filed the class action in California.
The class action contains claims that NutriBullet blenders are defective because the blades create tremendous heat when they spin, causing pressure to build up inside the canisters. The result is the expulsion of the canister and its hot contents. The blades also become exposed, causing an even more dangerous situation.
The NutriBullet class action is against Homeland Housewares, LLC, NutriBullet, LLC, and Capital Brands and claims these parties knew about the defective design of the blenders and did nothing to make them safer or warn consumers.
In a settlement agreement yet to be approved by the court, NutriBullet has agreed to set aside 10,000,000 to settle claims of people who purchased NutriBullet blenders. NutriBullet admitted no wrongdoing in the proposed settlement but agreed “to add disclosures to the exterior of the 600-watt and 900-watt NutriBullet Blenders’ packaging informing consumers that the Blenders should not be operated continuously for more than one minute or be used to blend hot or warm ingredients.”
The settlement, if approved, will provide eligible consumers with partial refunds or credits toward the purchase of a new NutriBullet blender.
The class action does not address any liability for claims by victims across the country that NutriBullet blenders caused them serious injuries.
NutriBullet Blenders Explode and Cause Injuries
Injuries from exploding NutriBullet blenders have ranged from minor to severe. Reported NutriBullet injuries include:
- 1st-degree burns
- 2nd-degree burns
- 3rd-degree burns
- Nerve damage
- Mobility issues
- Eye injuries
- Facial injuries
People who have suffered these injuries have required medical treatment, including surgeries, stitches, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and more. The costs of these treatments can be in the 10s of thousands of dollars. They will not receive any compensation from the NutriBullet class action settlement.
Victims Injured by NutriBullet Blenders File Individual Lawsuits
Since individuals injured by exploding NutriBullet blenders are not part of the class action lawsuit or a proposed settlement, what can they do? Some victims across the country have opted to file individual lawsuits against NutriBullet, seeking compensation for their injuries. Are you eligible to file a NutriBullet lawsuit?
Did your NutriBullet blender explode during use?
Did you suffer injuries from the NutriBullet explosion?
If the answer to these questions is “yes,” you might qualify for a NutriBullet lawsuit.
Call Alonso Krangle, LLP To Find Out if You Can File a NutriBullet Injury Lawsuit
Call our lawyers today at (800) 403-6191 for a free evaluation of your NutriBullet lawsuit.
There are time limits to filing these claims. We can’t determine how much time you have until we hear the facts of your case– so don’t wait. If you were injured in a NutriBullet blender accident, call Alonso Krangle, LLP. Let us help you collect the maximum amount of compensation allowed by law.