Vitamix Blender Class Action Settlement
You may be a Class Member if (1) you own a Vitamix household blender with a blade assembly dated on or after January 1, 2007 until October 1, 2016; or (2) if you own a Vitamix commercial blender that was purchased through a third party such as a dealer, distributor, or restaurant supply store and not directly from Vita-Mix on or after September 15, 2015 but before August 9, 2016 (or before April 7, 2017 in the case of a commercial blender from the XL product line).
The blade assembly date can be found on the top side of one of the blades in the blade assembly. The blade assembly is located at the bottom of the blender container. Below is a picture of a blade assembly containing the blade assembly date. The “06-17” date stamp means the blade assembly was manufactured during June of 2017.
You can choose between $70 gift card or a replacement blade for your blender. If you have multiple blenders you can claim up to $140
Proof of Purchase
Linneman v. Vita-Mix Corp., et al.Case No. 1:15-cv-00748-SJD District Court for the Southern District of Ohio
The Plaintiffs filed a lawsuit against the Defendants, alleging that the top seals of the blade assembly in containers of certain Vitamix blenders were defective because they deposit tiny black polytetrafluoroethylene (“PTFE”) flecks into blended food and drink.
In the Lawsuit, the Plaintiffs claimed, among other things, breach of express and implied warranties of merchantability, breach of contract, negligent design, engineering, and manufacture, fraud and fraudulent concealment, unjust enrichment, and violation of the Ohio Consumer Sales Practices Act.