A California woman has filed a product liability lawsuit against SharkNinja, manufacturer of Nutri Ninja blenders, claiming one of these products caused significant laceration injuries to her fingers.
According to a report on TMZ.com, Nicole Guttormsen is suing the company over its Nutri Ninja BL480 blender, which she alleges is a dangerous and defective product.
She claims the product left her with serious injuries and is pursuing damages.
TMZ reports that Guttormsen was blending ingredients in the Nutri Ninja when the canister shot off its base, leaving the spinning blades exposed and causing significant injuries to her hands and fingers. Gory photos published by TMZ with a warning message saying the images “ain’t for the queasy,” show three of the woman’s fingers severely injured.
Guttormsen says the blender is defective because it generated an excessive amount of pressure and that the threads that are supposed to secure the canister onto the blade assembly don’t work properly. She is suing for medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages, and loss of earning capacity.
Product Liability Issues
All manufacturers have a responsibility to make sure that the products they make are safe for consumers to use. In addition, they are required to warn users about any dangers they may encounter during normal use of the product. There have been a number of serious injuries reported from the normal use of personal blenders including Nutri Ninja and NutriBullet. The most common type of injury from defective blenders is lacerations. While many may recover from their injuries, in severe cases, such accidents could result in permanent injuries or even disfigurement.
Injured victims of defective products may be able to seek compensation for damages including medical expenses, lost income, hospitalization, cost of rehabilitative treatment, pain and suffering, and emotional distress. The goal of these product liability lawsuits is not just money to cover damages, but also to warn other people about the dangers of what appears to be a faulty and hazardous product.
If you or a loved one has been injured due to a dangerous or defective product, it is important that you contact an experienced product defect lawyer who can provide you with more information about pursuing your legal rights.