LOS ANGELES — A couple has filed suit against the maker of NutriBullet and MagicBullet after the blender allegedly exploded in the wife's hands, causing physical harm.
Wendy and Darryl Littlefield filed a complaint Sept. 14 in U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, Western Division, against Homeland Housewares LLC, alleging that the manufacturer failed to exercise due care.
According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that on Jan. 21, plaintiff Wendy Littlefield sustained injury and damage when the NutriBullet 900, a product of the defendant, malfunctioned during use, resulting in severe lacerations and nerve injuries to her right hand. She also claims to have suffered emotional distress, disfigurement, lost earning capacity and incurred medical and hospital bills, while her husband, plaintiff Darryl Littlefield, has been caused to suffer the loss of his spouse’s companionship, services and society, as well as mental anguish as a result of witnessing his spouse get injured in his presence.
The plaintiffs hold Homeland Housewares LLC responsible because the defendant allegedly introduced a defective and unreasonably dangerous product in the stream of commerce and failed to warn consumers of the risks, dangers and prohibited uses of said machine.
The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek judgment against the defendants, damages, costs of suit and further relief as the court deems just. They are represented by Boris Treyzon and Yolanda M. Medina of Abir Cohen Treyzon Salo LLP in Los Angeles.
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California case number 2:16-cv-06894