A woman claims she can no longer wear short sleeves because her NutriBullet machine exploded and burned the skin on her arm…and she says she has the graphic images of her injuries to prove it.
Gail Mitchell filed legal documents claiming she barely used NutriBullet Original 24 oz. Single speed black jar blender for 60 seconds when the machine exploded… sending the scorching contents to his body, causing painful burns to his chest, arms, scalp and face.
The photos of her alleged injuries look quite gnarly… Gail’s arms are covered in burns and her skin is now badly scarred. She also claims that the explosion also left her kitchen in a mess.
According to the lawsuit, obtained by TMZ, Mitchell says the incident happened in November 2020 while she was making a smoothie with turmeric, ginger, water, mango and split peas.
Mitchell says she was standing in front of her NutriBullet, looking for a cup to pour her smoothie into when the machine exploded less than a minute after turning it on.
In the docs, Mitchell says the blender explosion made the contents of the smoothie hot, leaving her with 1st, 2nd and 3rd degree burns…and she says she had to go to a treatment center burn victims every week for a month for treatment. .
She claims that the design of the device can heat the contents of the blender to dangerous temperatures. She says the high-speed motor driving the blades creates heat which is transferred into the cartridge and its contents, sometimes heating the contents to dangerous temperatures. She also says that the rapidly spinning blades create friction, creating heat which is also transferred to the contents of the cartridge, sometimes also heating the contents to dangerous temperatures.
Mitchell says her burns, specifically the 3rd-degree burns on her arm, have developed scarring … and she says she’s already had three expensive laser surgeries costing $25,000 each and a fourth is coming.
NutriBullet sued after woman claims he blew, burned and sliced her
As a result of the scars, Mitchell says she will never be able to wear short sleeves again…and she says the injuries also make it difficult to sleep.
She says the incident left her depressed, anxious, and traumatized…and now she’s suing Nutribullet for her medical bills, lost income, and more. properly notify customers.
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