The Nutribullet Disaster
You may not think that an appliance designed to promote health would actually endanger it. For a growing number of NutriBullet users, an attempt at blending a smoothie turned into a trip to the hospital. Victims of the popular blender featured in infomercials are now seeking a personal injury attorney to help them file a claim against Homeland Housewares, the maker of the NutriBullet.
What Is the NutriBullet?
Marketed as an advanced kitchen blender, the NutriBullet claims to break down foods to their core components, releasing all of the nutrients contained within. Wellness enthusiasts and dieters around the world have purchased NutriBullets to lose weight and improve their overall health.
NutriBullet Personal Injury Claims
A growing number of personal injury claims have surfaced around the world from users of the NutriBullet blender.
Exploding NutriBullet blenders scalded the faces of Tysha Stapleton and Richard Moore, leaving both with severe burns and disfigurement.
The United States
Pete Damiano of San Francisco has filed a lawsuit against Homeland Housewares after a NutriBullet explosion left him with facial burns and near blindness. Other victims who have suffered similar injuries from exploding NutriBullets including Latisha King of Brooklyn, Phyllis Cerrato of Tampa, and Wendy Littlefield of Nevada, all of who have filed suit against Homeland Housewares.
NutriBullet claims that the plaintiffs suffered injuries from improper usage of their product and failure to heed warnings in the user manual. While NutriBullet manuals and labels do indeed contain such warnings, certain warnings may not be present on older versions of the blender. For example, early NutriBullet recipe books include recipes for blending hot foods, which greatly increases the risk of a heat explosion.
The risk of explosion is explained by physics. The rapid spinning of the blades in the NutriBullet releases an immense amount of energy that can overheat the contents, causing the device to explode. Even cold foods can quickly heat up and cause a disaster if blended for too long or left unattended.
Precautions to Take Before Using A NutriBullet
The best course of action is to avoid injury and the need to file a lawsuit. If you own a NutriBullet, be sure to carefully read the instruction manual and all safety warnings included with your product. Follow these preliminary precautions to protect yourself and those around you from a NutriBullet disaster:
- Avoid placing hot or carbonated foods in the NutriBullet.
- Minimize the volume of ice in the NutriBullet by using crushed ice in place of whole ice cubes.
- Inspect the NutriBullet for loose parts and other red flags before each usage.
- Keep the NutriBullet out of reach of small children.
- Never leave the NutriBullet unattended.
- Prevent overheating by limiting blending times to one minute or less.
How FCA Legal Funding Has Helped NutriBullet Accident Victims
FCA Legal Funding has been able to help individuals who have experienced injuries from NutriBullets, as well as, similar cases from products that have caused minor and major injuries. Our funding process is simple; no hidden fees, no hidden costs, no middleman, and no upfront payment. After being injured in an accident, struggling with bills can be a problem of the past. FCA Legal Funding offers lawsuit cash advances that allow you to recover quickly without having to worry about legal bills, medical bills or any bills that would have rushed you to settle your case early on. Not only does FCA Legal Funding provide cash advances for consumer product liability cases, but we also help with any of the following:
- Dog Bites
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- Wrongful Death
Don’t leave your safety to chance. Understand the risks of using a NutriBullet, take the proper precautions, and you will greatly reduce the risk of an accident when using this blender. If you have followed all safety precautions and suffered injury from the use of a NutriBullet blender, a personal injury attorney may be able to help you get the compensation you deserve. Contact an experienced personal injury law firm and FCA Legal Funding to provide more information on how legal funding can help you and your case.