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Product malfunction to blame for injuries to several consumers

On Behalf of | May 16, 2018 | Product Liability

When consumers are in search of a product that meets some kind of need, they usually look through reviews from other customers to get an idea of how the product functions, whether or not it is effective and how its cost and design compares with other competing products. When they make the choice to buy that product in West Virginia, they often rely on it to operate the way it was advertised to. Unfortunately, sometimes products are flawed or something went awry during the design process which opens the door to malfunctions and risks for the user. 

In a recent case that has made national headlines, Nutribullet is being sued by people who claim the product is defective and regularly malfunctions. In all, 14 customers have reported their stories so far and claim that their Nutribullet machine blew up during use. The unexpected malfunction has resulted in numerous cuts and burns. Despite the company’s claims that victims’ injuries are not the product’s fault, test videos have surfaced that also show the blender blowing up after differing amounts of time. 

According to previous investigations, the company is aware that continuous blending can create intense heat friction and cause the cup to detach itself from the blade. Multiple people who claim their injuries are a direct result of having used their Nutribullet, are suing the company for product malfunction and compensatory damages. 

If people have been injured because a product they were using has failed to perform the way it was intended, they may consider asking an attorney for help. A legal professional can provide direction and knows where to look to gather evidence that can be used in building a compelling case. 

Source: Fox News, “Nurtibullet sued by consumers who claim product blew up; test videos show machine malfunctioning,” Kathleen Joyce, May 4, 2018