The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) seeks comments on a provisional settlement with a company that imports and distributes electric blenders over a purported defect, i.e., “the nut holding the blade assembly can dislodge during use, allowing the blade assembly pieces to break apart, and/or crack the Blenders’ glass jar, posing a laceration hazard to consumers.” Some 56 incident reports were apparently submitted to the company, which allegedly delayed reporting the defect to the Commission. Without admitting any liability as to notification violations or defect, the company has agreed to pay a civil penalty of $850,000. It states that it “was (and is) aware of only one report of a minor cut to a consumer’s hand, associated with the reported issue, which did not require medical attention.” The company voluntarily recalled the product to replace the blade assembly. Comments are requested by October 4, 2012. See Federal Register, September 19, 2012.