PHILADELPHIA – A Philadelphia man is suing a blender manufacturer after the blade allegedly fell out of the device and cut two tendons in his foot.
Nicholas Felici filed a complaint on Aug. 20 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania against SharkNinja Operating LLC, Kohl's Department Stores Inc. and Kohl's Corp. alleging strict liability and other counts.
According to the complaint, on March 28, the plaintiff was using a Ninja Professional Blender to make a smoothie. He alleges as he poured the drink into a cup, the unsecured blade fell out of the blender and sliced two tendons in his right foot. The suit states he required surgery to treat the injuries.
The plaintiff alleges the blender was defective, did not have adequate warnings, and was designed in such a manner that the blade cannot be locked into the blender bottom.
The plaintiff is seeking an amount of more than $75,000, attorney fees and court costs. The plaintiff is represented by Daniel J. O'Brien and Alison Russell of White and Williams LLP in Philadelphia.
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania case number 2:19-CV-03752