Woman says defective blender injured hand, files lawsuit

By John Suayan | Mar 8, 2018

HOUSTON – A federal product liability lawsuit asserts a kitchen appliance made by Sharkninja Operating LLC caused a Texas woman to suffer a hand injury two years ago.

HOUSTON – A federal product liability lawsuit asserts a kitchen appliance made by Sharkninja Operating LLC caused a Texas woman to suffer a hand injury two years ago.

Deborah Strickland filed the suit in Houston federal court on Mar. 6, stating Sharkninja blender she was using to make a smoothie malfunctioned and ultimately hurt her hand.

The complaint attributes the incident to a jammed piece of plastic. Strickland reportedly sustained the injury when she attempted to pull the plastic apart.

According to the plaintiff, her affected hand caused her to struggle with feeding, clothing, and cleaning herself.

Employed as a pharmacist, the original petition says, her injury negatively affected her job performance.

Sharkninja is faulted for placing the blender on the market despite its apparent defects.

Consequently, Strickland seeks unspecified monetary damages.

She is represented by DaSean Jones of Houston.

Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas Case No. 4:18-CV-0716

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