NutriBullet Class Action Lawsuit to Settle
Perhaps you recently heard that NutriBullet has agreed to settle a class action lawsuit for $10 million. Plaintiffs from across the country participated in the class action lawsuit and might be eligible to collect partial refunds for their NutriBullet blenders or receive credits toward new ones.
NutriBullet is also dealing with individual lawsuits brought by some victims who suffered serious harm when their blenders unexpectedly exploded.
Near the end of 2020, Fox11, a Los Angeles news station reported on some of these serious injuries and the allegations that evolved from what victims call “defectively designed” products.
Plaintiff and Her Daughter Cut and Burned by NutriBullet
Chrissundra Hall and her daughter claim that they both suffered injuries using the blender. Hall claims that they were using the product according to directions at the time of the incident. Hall told reporters that she tried to stop the blender after 35-45 seconds and it would not turn off. She unplugged the machine so it would stop.
At the time she unplugged it, the cup blew off the blender, hitting the ceiling and even cracking it. Hall said the contents of the blender became scalding hot, spewed everywhere, and caused third degree burns on her daughters’ body, eyes and face. Hall herself, suffered second degree burns on her arms.
Other victims have reported experiencing lacerations from the blades, burns, nerve damage, and pain because of exploding NutriBullet blenders.
NutriBullet Blames Consumers for Misuse, Consumers Claim Defective Design
NutriBullet continues to hold the position that the blenders are safe, and that extensive testing has proven this. The company stands firm in its belief that when used according to instructions, which state the content of the blenders will get warm but will not explode. What are those instructions? Do not blend anything for more than 60 seconds and do not put any warm liquids in the blender.
Injured victims, however, claim that their NutriBullet blenders exploded well before the 60 second mark and that the contents they used were not warm. Many claim that NutriBullet blenders are defectively designed and that a pressure safety valve would make the products safer for consumers.
NutriBullet Does Not Admit Wrongdoing in Settlement
In the proposed settlement agreement, NutriBullet has agreed to set aside $10 million for to pay partial refunds for NutriBullet Blenders. The settlement also offers the opportunity for consumers to receive credits toward the purchase of new NutriBullet blenders.
NutriBullet does not admit to any wrongdoing in the agreement. The settlement agreement does not require NutriBullet to make its blenders safer or issue any recall of the exploding blenders.
The court must approve this settlement before the NutriBullet class action lawsuits are truly resolved.
Our Lawyers are Reviewing Individual NutriBullet Lawsuits
People who suffered serious injuries from exploding NutriBullet blenders, might wish to seek damages for their injuries. The class action does not involve personal injuries.
If you were injured by an exploding NutriBullet blender, you might be entitled to file a lawsuit to collect monetary damages. If you suffered burns, lacerations, nerve damage or disfigurement you might be able to obtain substantial compensation from NutriBullet.
Call our NutriBullet lawyers at (800) 403-6191 to learn more about your legal rights when you are injured by a consumer product.
Alonso Krangle, LLP can help you enforce those rights and collect compensation for your injuries when they are caused by negligence. Call us today at (800) 403-6191 for a free evaluation of your NutriBullet lawsuit.