Class Eligibility

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.

Estimated Amount

$70

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

Yes

Case Name

Linneman v. Vita-Mix Corp., et al.
Case No. 1:15-cv-00748-SJD
District Court for the Southern District of Ohio

Case Summary

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.

Settlement Pool

$300,000,000

Deadline

9/28/2018

Contact


Blender Settlement
c/o JND Class Action Administration
P.O. Box 7028
Broomfield, CO 80021
(855) 233-4747
blendersettlement@jndla.com
 

32 responses to “Vitamix Blender Class Action Settlement”

  1. Sandra crampton says:

    I am trying to print paperwork for a friend as she has 2 Vitamix and she doesn’t get good reception to use her internet on her phone where she lives Unfortunately it’s not letting me

    ADMIN – Hi Sandra,

    You are not giving me enough information to help you. Why don’t you have your friend reach out to the class action admin to see if they can mail her the forms .

  2. Char says:

    Is this a visa/mastercard gift card or a gift card for their website?

    ADMIN – Hi Char,

    I believe it is brand-specific

  3. joanne says:

    OK, so my vitamix is about 5 years old; of course I don’t have the proof of purchase still. How do we do this if we need proof of purchase? Nobody saves their receipt for 10 years!

    ADMIN – Hi Joanne,

    You don’t need a receipt. You need the serial number from your blender.

  4. SHIRLEY EGGERT says:

    I purchased my Vita-Mix at Costco.
    Can I use $70. toward another blender at Costco?
    S. Eggert

    ADMIN – Hi Shirley,

    I believe the credit is only for Vitamix website.

    • SHIRLEY EGGERT says:

      Any idea when we might receive rebate?

      ADMIN – Hi Shirley,

      Generally cases are settled after the deadline has passed, the fairness hearing has taken place and all appeals have been resolved.

  5. Jenny says:

    If I choose the assembly, will I do the replacement myself or do you take it to an authorized repair center? It doesn’t appear to be an easy fix.

    ADMIN – Hi Jenny,

    I went to the official page and read the FAQ and found the following:

    Household claimants who choose to receive a replacement blade assembly will receive a standard ground shipping box and pre-paid packing slip from the Settlement Administrator to return their Vitamix container. Vita-Mix will then replace the blade assembly with a newly designed blade that does not fleck and return the original Vitamix container to the Class Member. Class Members should receive their Vitamix container with the new blade assembly installed in 10 days or less from the date that Vita-Mix receives the container in the mail.

    Commercial claimants will be sent the replacement blade assembly directly.

  6. Caroline says:

    Where do I find the Claim ID

    ADMIN – Hi Caroline,

    On the card Vitamix sent you. If you did not receive a card you have to file using the path for people without a claim #

  7. RB says:

    I have a refurbished Blendtec totalblender model ES3 purchased 2014 but when I try to submit my claim form it says I need a 16digit serial number. Mine only has 11

    ADMIN – Hi RB,

    On February 1, 2017, the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals decided appeals brought by two objectors to the Target settlement. The appellate court reversed and sent the case back to the district court. The Eighth Circuit instructed the district court to explain its findings on class certification, specifically the requirement that class representatives adequately represent the interests of the class. The Eighth Circuit directed the district court to make a new ruling on the class certification issue within 120 days and provide its decision to the Eighth Circuit. A copy of the Eighth Circuit’s opinion is available on this website under “Other Documents.”

    When the case returned to the district court, class counsel promptly requested that the settlement class be certified. On May 17, 2017, after briefing and oral argument, the district court again certified the settlement class. A copy of Judge Magnuson’s class certification order is available at this web site under “Other Documents.” The district court sent its opinion to the Eighth Circuit.

    Unfortunately, benefits cannot be distributed, and claims cannot be paid, under the settlement until any appeals are resolved. We do not know when the Eighth Circuit will decide the case but please check this web site for further updates. Thank you for your patience.

  8. Sharri Coates says:

    I have three containers that came with my machine….. two different sized regular containers and one dry container. They all have dates in 2015 on the blades. Do these all fall in the criteria for this?

    ADMIN – Hi Sharri,

    The FAQ reads as follows: All Vitamix containers manufactured during the Class Period have the same top seal in the blade assembly.

  9. Lynn says:

    I purchased a vitamix blender and a few months later bought an additional container for the unit. If the lawsuit is about the containers where the blades are located then how do I file a claim for both the original container and the additional container.

    ADMIN – Hi Lynn,

    You can reach out to the class action administrator to figure out if your second container qualifies.

  10. Juddie says:

    Hi!
    We purchased a Vitamix blender at Costco last December (December 2017). So we do not need to fill out a Vitamx claim form-right? Let us know. Thanks.

    ADMIN – Hi Juddie,

    No, your Vitamix is not included in the settlement. There is no need for you to file.

  11. ANO Catherine says:

    I have sent my claim info but not heard anything.

    ADMIN – Hi Catherine,

    I don’t think the settlement has been satisfied yet.

  12. Delana Tingle says:

    Received notice that my claim for had been submitted successfully and received a reference code; but have not heard anything. What is the status of this Class Action Settlement? Thank you!

    ADMIN – Hi Delena,

    I don’t think this has been distributed yet but you can always reach out to the class action administrator.

  13. Allen Kwon says:

    I have filed a claim for $70 credit back in March 2018. It is now almost July and I have yet to receive this claim. Also, you are not responding to my previous request for claim status.

    ADMIN – Hi Allen,

    We are not the class action administrators. Think of us as a newspaper for class action settlements. If you are having issues getting a response from the class action administrator try escalating to class counsel. Do keep in mind that this case has not yet come to completion.

  14. Donald Schweibinz says:

    I wanted to print my claim that was accepted but when I finished I lost the file on my phone so my claim number is LDHGD389G
    So could you Email me a copy. Thanks

    ADMIN – Hi Donald,

    I am not the class action administrator. To contact them please use the contact information provided above.

  15. BARBARA LICHTMAN says:

    I purchased vita mix, top line on sale and new. I don’t remember the model number but it was probably around $500. The base was too wide and didn’t make contact with my food. When I spoke to them they admitted that you need a certain amount in that base. I returned the machine and purchased a 310 model which has a narrow base. The machine was supposed to be new but this machine also does not make contact with my food. I put in a can of garbanzo beans to make hummas and the machine sputtered. I’m not sure they gave me a new machine. I would think that machines have to be tested before they are shipped out. In any case I spoke to them and because I waited too long they said they would give me a partial refund. I really don’t trust this product anymore nor do I think they gave me a new machine. If they did I think there’s a bit of incompetence going on. In any case I’m not sure I want to to buy another vitamix

    ADMIN – Hi Barbara,

    Thanks for sharing your story.

  16. Buzz says:

    When I’m bored, I enjoy reading comments posted on Class Action Rebates… I usually feel so intelligent after reading a few posts, but sometimes I feel sad for society.

    ADMIN – Hi Buzz,

    We are so glad we can add dimension to your life. Thank you for stopping by.

  17. Dar Rice says:

    I submitted my claim online on 6-5-18.because I didn’t want to take the chance of my rebate card being LOST IN THE MAIL.

    I would like to double check that my online request has been received. Is this possible? I have called the number listed (1-855-233-4747) and no one ever answers….press #1, or press #2 or info etc.

    I would appreciate an answer to my question and if you cannot help, a number that can help me. Thank you.

    ADMIN – Hi Dar,

    If the administrator does not have a live operator it is not possible to check if they have received your claim.

    • Dar Rice says:

      Here it is November 12, 2018 and I have still not received any word on my Vitamix settlement replacement blade. I believe the deadline was Sept 28, 2018. I not only sent in my card on time via USPS but also applied online. WHAT’S MY STATUS?

      Hi Dar,

      You can check your status by reaching out the class action administrator.

  18. sunnie Kim says:

    i have not received the refund yet. i sent post card on April, 2018 and another on in June and finally on august and i received the reference number. i tried talk to one of agent, tape recording keeps on saying more than 30 minutes, please tell me how can i find out about it. thanks

    ADMIN – Hi Sunnie,

    Just keep checking their main page. Eventually they will post an update.

  19. Rita says:

    Your reference code is: #HG78F675C I did all correctly still did not received any money.
    Your reference code is: #T79E2738C in mistake did it again, also provided same serial number.
    BlenderSettlement@jndla.com they are very good in responding but last I heard in July 17th “Dear Rita,
    Thank you for your email. The Settlement Administrator will update the website to keep Class Members informed about relevant timing issues and benefit disbursement. At this time, we have not distributed any benefits for this Settlement. We appreciate your patience in this matter.
    Regards,
    Blender Settlement Administrator (MK)
    http://www.blendersettlement.com
    Toll-free: 1-855-233-4747″

  20. Lucy Barnes says:

    I bought one of those.

  21. Ramiro Freire says:

    I have submitted 3 times the claim form, with the proper Serial number of my household Vita-Mix Blender. Until now I do not have any response, or have me send a ground shipping box and pre-paid packing slip from the settlement Administrator to return the blender to be replaced the blade assembly with a newly designed blade that not fleck and return me the Vita-mix.
    Every consumer that has submitted a claim should have a response that the claim was received.

    ADMIN – Hi Ramiro,

    First try reaching out to customer service, if that does not work call the class action administrator. If that fails try class counsel.

  22. V says:

    Hello

    I bought a whole set at Costco – and a separate dry container elsewhere. With the recall notice I decided to return the Costco item back to them. Since I have returned the set – I do not have access to that base anymore to get the serial#. But I got another one (which is newer and hence not part of settlement). However my additional container that I bought online is older and part of the blade recall date. How can I submit that claim -if I do not have that original serial number anymore – only the # for a newer model?

    ADMIN – Hi V,

    Reach out to the class action administrator.

  23. Patsy Phillips says:

    This is September 20, 2018. When can we expect to hear about receiving the $70 credit toward accessories? I bought two. So I am expecting $140.

    ADMIN – Hi Patsy,

    We have not seen any updates on this settlement. It is best if you reach out to the class action administrator.

  24. Judy Busch says:

    What is the status of my claim for a replacement blade? I sent my form on 4/15/18.

    ADMIN – Hi Judy,

    This settlement is still not at the stage of distribution.

  25. Judy Busch says:

    I understand that it is now settled. When might I expect the replacement part? Thanks.

    ADMIN – Hi Judy,

    Sadly at the moment I don’t have additional information regarding this settlement.

  26. Cheryl Togashi says:

    When can we expect to receive our new blade assembly? I’m asking for all who have done as asked.

    ADMIN – Hi Cheryl,

    No dates have been provided by class action administration.

  27. Wes Piatt says:

    Our claim was filed in Sept before the deadline, has the claim been settled, and when can we expect our 70$?

    ADMIN – Hi Wes,

    This is currently under appeals.

  28. Jaya Patel says:

    Checking for the status of the claim? My claim was filed before the deadline, has the claim been settled, and when can we expect our settlement share. It has been too long. I was initially told that the final hearing was on 06/28/18.

    ADMIN – Hi Jaya,

    To check on the status of your claim please reach out to the class action administrator directly

  29. Nalini Patel says:

    Checking for the status of the claim? My claim was filed before the deadline, has the claim been settled, and when can we expect our settlement share. if it is in Appeals then when is the Appeal date?

    ADMIN – Hi Nalini,

    To check on the status of your claim please contact the class action administrator directly.

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