Recall: Tea Kettles Sold at Target Could Cause Burns

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More than 716,000 Chefmate Tea Kettles have been recalled by Wilton Industries due to burn hazards, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

Why the product is being recalled: Steam can travel up the handle, or water can spill from the spout, posing a burn hazard to the consumer. In addition, the leaking steam can cause the kettle to fail to whistle. If water completely evaporates from the kettle, the aluminum bottom can melt onto the stove and pose a burn hazard.

Description: This recall involves Chefmate 2-quart tea kettles sold with a black enamel finish and a solid black resin handle. The Chefmate logo is stamped on the bottom of the aluminum tea kettle.

Where it was sold: The kettles were sold exclusively at Target stores nationwide and online at Target.com from January 2006 through May 2013 for about $9.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled tea kettles and return them to any Target store, or contact Wilton Industries for a full refund.

For more information, contact Wilton Industries toll-free at (866) 255-9237 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. CT Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. CT Friday or go online at www.wilton.com  and click on Recalls.

View the full recall on the CPSC’s website here.

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