Epoca International Recalls Glass Whistling Kettle Due to Laceration and Burn Hazard

The bottom portion of glass vessel can break when heated and the contents can spill, posing laceration and burn hazards.

Recall date: July 09, 2015
Recall number: 15-177
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  • Model PTKG-4420 (Green)

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    Model PTKG-4420 (Green)

  • Model PTKB-4420 (Black)

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    Model PTKB-4420 (Black)

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    Identifying characteristics on the recalled kettle

Recall Summary

Name of product:

Glass Whistle Kettle

Hazard:

The bottom portion of glass vessel can break when heated and the contents can spill, posing laceration and burn hazards.

Consumer Contact:

Epoca International at (800) 241-7940 anytime or online at www.epoca.com and click on “recalls” in the upper right-hand corner of the homepage for more information.

Report an Incident Involving this Product

Recall Details

Units

About 113,000

Description

The Primula® Borosilicate two-quart clear glass round kettle has no markings or etchings on the glass. Model PTKG-4420 has a green plastic handle with a green silicone insert in the handle and a green whistling-stopper lid. Model PTKB-4420 has a black plastic handle with a black silicone insert in the handle and a black whistling-stopper lid. Both models have a ½” metal band around the glass kettle’s neck. “Not for dishwasher” is printed in raised letters underneath the lid.

Incidents/Injuries

The firm received nine reports of incidents, including threeEpoca injuries and one report of property damage valued at $200. 

Remedy

Consumers should stop using the product immediately. Customers should either return the product to the retailer or contact Epoca International for instructions on how to return the product for a full refund.

Sold at

Retail stores including, Kitchen Collection, Meijer, Peyton Phoenix, Ross Stores, Target and online at amazon.com, primulaproducts.com and target.com from January 2012 through May 2015 for about $15.

Importer(s)

Epoca International, Inc. of Boca Raton, Fla.

Manufactured in

China

  • Model PTKG-4420 (Green)

  • Model PTKB-4420 (Black)

  • Identifying characteristics on the recalled kettle