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Vitamix’s Black Friday special: $50 Off Any Container Purchase

Vitamix just sent out their Black Friday special this year. It’s $50 off any container purchase, which is definitely good for anyone looking for a smaller container or dry grains container to use along with their standard container. The other bit of news that was important in the e-mail was that it confirms that the promotional pricing I mentioned in my last post is only good through Saturday, November 30th.

The $50 off on the purchase of any Vitamix container is actually good all the way through Monday, December 2nd.

Here is the e-mail I received from Vitamix, for anyone interested:

Vitamix's Black Friday special: Take $50 Off Any Container Purchase

Vitamix’s Black Friday special: Take $50 Off Any Container Purchase

Vitamix Container Blade Recall

Vitamix has just announced a safety recall for the “64-ounce Low-Profile” container that comes standard with both the Vitamix 7500 I had and the Pro 300 I currently have that I just had a blade assembly issue with.

That explains why I ran into an issue with my blade assembly, and hopefully means that I won’t run into issues with the new container when it arrives.

This recall applies only to the short, fat 64 oz. container, not the tall container that came with the 5200 and similar models.  If you think you might be affected, please visit:

There’s discussion of this over at Reddit with some potentially good information.

Vitamix is, as anyone who’s dealt with them would expect, being very good about this.  If you are in the recall group, you get the following message:

Your container has been recalled.

We apologize for the inconvenience, but are concerned that your container’s blade may pose a potential safety issue.

To make this up to you, Vitamix will:

1. Replace the blade in your container with an updated design
2. Extend your blender warranty by one year
3. Include a free Vitamix gift when we return your container to you

Request a Return Kit

Please use the form below to request a return kit. When it arrives, follow the kit’s instructions to return your container to Vitamix. Vitamix will install a newly designed blade in your container, and ship it back to you within 5-7 business days of receiving it.

If you have questions at any time, please contact us at 888-350-4386.

Your information is secure, Vitamix does not share customer information with third parties.

Update: Here is a link to the Consumer Product Safety Commission‘s details around the recall.  Note that it mentions it is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.