|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 7, 2010
|Firm's Recall Hotline: (877) 782-8242
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
Rachael Ray™ Brand Two Quart Teakettle Recalled by Meyer Corporation, U.S. Due to Burn Hazard
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: Rachael Ray™ Brand Two Quart Teakettle
Units: About 59,000
Manufacturer: Meyer Corporation, U.S., of Vallejo, Calif.
Hazard: Water heated in the teakettles can spill and spray while being poured, posing a burn hazard.
Incidents/Injuries: The firm received eight complaints regarding the spilling of hot water from the teakettle's spout. Four of the complaints included reports of burn injuries.
Description: The recalled product is a Rachael Ray™ brand two quart teakettle. The teakettle has a stainless steel lid with a black handle and comes in four body colors: orange, blue, green and yellow. The teakettle's spout is opened by pushing forward a small black sliding piece on the teakettle's handle.
Sold: The teakettles were sold at a variety of department, housewares and gourmet kitchen stores and at discount and online retailers. The teakettles were sold from December 2008 through October 2010 for between $18 and $40.
Manufactured in: Thailand
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using this product. Known consumers were mailed instructions for obtaining a replacement. Consumers should contact the firm to arrange for a replacement teakettle.
Consumer Contact: For additional information or to obtain a replacement teakettle, please contact Meyer U.S. at (877) 782-8242 between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. PST, Monday through Friday or visit the firm's website at www.meyer.com/rrteakettlerecall
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