|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 23, 2010
Release # 10-146
|Firm's Recall Hotline: (866) 255-9237
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: Copco and Wild Leaf Tea Co. Bristol model and Martha Stewart Collection® Enameled Steel Tea Kettles
Units: About 132,000
Distributor: Copco, a division of Wilton Industries Inc., of Woodridge, Ill.
Hazard: The handle on the tea kettle can come loose, posing a burn hazard to the consumer.
Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received eight reports of the handle becoming loose or deformed. One minor burn to hands has been reported.
Description: This recall involves Copco and Wild Leaf Tea Co. Bristol model and Martha Stewart Collection® Enameled Steel Tea Kettles with enamel finishes in white, crème, blue, cobalt, sand, red and green.
Sold by: Mail order, online and by retailers nationwide, including Macy's and Linens 'n Things from October 2005 through January 2010 for about $35.
Manufactured in: Thailand
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using these tea kettles and contact Copco for a refund.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Copco toll free at (866) 255-9237 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. CT Monday through Thursday, and between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. CT Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.copco.com
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