A pregnant NSW mum claims the electrical device “exploded” in her kitchen.
Shantelle Kriaris has told 9NEWS she’s been left with severe cuts and tendon damage in her left hand, resulting in no feeling in one of her fingers after the device malfunctioned last month.
After steaming vegetables and allowing them to cool to room temperature, the mother-of-one claims she instinctively held out her hand to protect her six-month-old son.
“Within a second or two of switching it on, it just exploded,” she said.
“I’ve put my hand in front of the actual blade and it got my finger … there was food all over my son. Food all over me. Blood everywhere.”
Following the accident, Mrs Kriaris says she was surprised to find out others had encountered similar problems with the product, saying “I was in the (hospital) ward and there were three other ladies with the exact same problem, with the exact same brand”.
Mrs Kriaris has now hired Lawyers to investigate her claim that the product is faulty.
Mrs Kriaris says she’s speaking out about her experience in the hope that others don’t have to endure her pain and says “get it (NutriBullet) off the market. It’s dangerous”.
9NEWS approached the manufacturer who issued this statement:
“We were sorry to learn from 9NEWS that a Sydney consumer was reportedly injured with a blender. We wish her well in her recovery. We look forward to the opportunity to thoroughly investigate her incident, whether it involved a genuine NutriBullet, the source of the “clicking” sound, and how it could have occurred as reported by 9NEWS.
NutriBullet is dedicated to the safety and satisfaction of its customers. Every day, millions of NutriBullet customers worldwide blend nutritious smoothies from fruits, vegetables and nuts.
NutriBullets present no safety issue when used as clearly directed in each unit’s manual, including the following warnings: do not blend hot ingredients, never leave the NutriBullet unattended while it is in use, and do not continuously operate for more than one minute.”
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