A Black & Decker-brand blender sold in Army and Air Force Exchange Service stores has been recalled by its manufacturer because of a tendency for its blades to break.

In a bulletin dated March 11, AAFES announced that 18 incidences of broken blades had been reported in several models of the ProBlend series of blenders, triggering the recall of the product.

“The blades can weaken or break during use while making frozen beverages,” the AAFES announcement said. No injuries from broken blades had been reported, the statement said.

AAFES sold one of the recalled models, the BL5000, as a promotional item last November for $39.95, the announcement said.

Consumers should immediately stop using models BL5000, BL5900 and BL6000, and can return them to an AAFES store for a full refund, according to the bulletin.

On Tuesday, AAFES also announced that JVC rear-projection televisions sold in its stores in Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico had been recalled because of a risk of overheating and fire. AAFES sold 51 of the recalled models, the announcement said.

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