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.
In agreeing to settle this Lawsuit, Defendants maintain that they complied with the law and do not admit any wrongdoing. Vita-Mix denies that any of its products were defective in design, manufacture, or engineering and claims that Plaintiffs did not suffer any losses or actual injury. The Settlement is not an admission of wrongdoing.