|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 30, 2001
Release # 01-138
|Tea Kettle Recall Hotline: (800) 273-9398
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: Scott Wolfson, (301) 504-7051
CPSC, Kmart Corp. Announce Recall of MARTHA STEWART EVERYDAY® Brand Tea Kettles
WASHINGTON, D.C.- In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Kmart Corp., of Troy, Mich., is recalling about 24,000 MARTHA STEWART EVERYDAY® brand tea kettles. Boiling water can be expelled from the kettle's spout, presenting a burn hazard to consumers.
Kmart has received 14 reports of boiling water being expelled, resulting in three minor burn injuries.
The recalled tea kettles were sold under the MARTHA STEWART EVERYDAY brand name, and are stainless steel or white, sage, or slate colored porcelain. The words, "MSE Thailand" are printed on the knob attached to the lid of the kettle.
Kmart sold the tea kettles nationwide from October 2000 through March 2001 for about $25 to $30.
Consumers should stop using these tea kettles immediately and return them to any Kmart store for a refund. Consumers can also call Wilton Industries Inc. toll-free at (800) 273-9398 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, to receive a refund or a replacement tea kettle.
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