Immersion blender electrical issues

I received a Cuisinart SmartStick hand blender for my birthday last month, and I've used it twice to make smoothies. I've experienced quite a bit of difficulty getting it to work, since the socket it's plugged into repeatedly trips, and the reset button has to be pushed back in. I'm guessing this isn't a wiring issue, since I have several other more powerful appliances, including a KitchenAid pro mixer that does just fine when plugged in for several minutes. Has anyone ever experienced a similar issue? Any suggestions? I'm worried that when I go to puree a soup or sauce, the same thing will happen, and I'll be back to using my food processor for these tasks.

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