It turns out that Samsung hardware owners aren’t the only ones who need be concerned over exploding hardware. A number of Nutribullet users have reported that their blenders have exploded and/or overheated, in some cases causing nasty burns.
The past six months have seen a number of reports of hardware overheating and in some cases exploding, most commonly because of troublesome lithium-ion batteries, but that’s not always the case. A report initially raised on Australian news show Today Tonight Adelaide, suggests that even a mains-powered blender, the Nutribullet, is at risk of exploding.
Several users reported to the program that they had experienced burns after their Nutribullet exploded. In one case, the blades appeared to spin faster than usual before exploding, while in another the mechanism that turns the blade shattered and “sent [the] Nutribullet flying,” as per Good Housekeeping. And unfortunately, these incidents keep happening. In May, Good Housekeeping published another report of a woman whose exploding Nutribullet allegedly gave her second-degree burns.
As Cristal Miranda told 41 KSHB Kansas City, she was using the power blender to prepare refried beans. Miranda claimed that the beans had been cooling for more than two hours when she placed them in the Nutribullet, and while her particular model features a “souperblast” setting that allows users to work with hot contents, Miranda says she wasn’t using that setting. “When I went to open them, it felt warm,” she said of the beans, “When I went to open it that thing burst like completely.”
The attorney warned that millions of people owned the Nutribullet blender and were unaware of its potential hazards.
Although Nutribullet owner Homeland Housewares, has yet to issue an official statement in response to the original Australian news report, it has in the past suggested that explosions were possibly the fault of counterfeit blenders built without the safety considerations of the official brand (thanks Metro).
We may need to learn more about this potential issue from the manufacturer before making any judgment, but if you use a Nutribullet, be aware of potential overuse, and of any overheating components.
Article originally published in March 2017. Updated on 05-04-2017 by Lulu Chang: Added news of another Nutribullet explosion.
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