Have you seen the commercials for those portable blenders on TV?  Their slim, and to me look like plastic with a button that turns on the blend function on the front. I honestly thought this was one of those "as seen on TV" products that would be around a little bit, and then disappear. I mean, I like margaritas and pina coladas as much as the next guy, but I don't need a blender to go. Anyway, a popular brand of these portable blenders is being recalled.

I was wondering if it was the brand I saw advertised on TV so I decided to do a little bit of research. The brand online that claims to be "as seen on TV" is the Bionic Blade Personal Sized Blender according to a sponsored ad I saw during a Google search, nope, that's not the brand being recalled.

Yet, I'm amazed that these portable blenders are seemingly as popular as they are. A Google search of "portable blender" brings up a variety of brands. The Ninja Blast, The Nutribullet, The Magic Bullet. Not only that it brings up articles about what brand of portable blender is best.

I get it, lots of people enjoy protein shakes, and lots of people also enjoy smoothies made with fruits and vegetables, however, do you need a portable blender to go? The answer is, Yes, based on what I've seen online.

I would assume that might be because you can blend and go, or perhaps use the actual blender as a cup. They also look lighter than a traditional blender, so that might be the appeal. Right?

Anyway, the portable blender being recalled is the BlendJet 2 Portable Blender. A story from KOMU says the company is recalling almost 5 million of its portable blenders over laceration and fire hazards after receiving dozens of injury reports.

KOMU reports that the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission says the Blendjet 2 Portable Blenders can overheat or catch fire. The blender blades can also break off during use. The CPSC reports they received 329 reports of blades breaking during use and 17 reports of overheating or fires that caused $150,000 in property damage claims.

Blendjet says they're recalling earlier versions of the Blendjet 2 and that the current model for sale isn't subject to the recall. Blendjet is replacing the base and matching lid of the portable blenders impacted by the recall. For more information check out their website here.

If I've learned one thing from this, it's a lot of people like portable blenders. And I want to make some margaritas.

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