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Wilton Industries Recalls Chefmate Tea Kettles Due to Burn Hazard; Sold Exclusively at Target

  • Chefmate 2-quart tea kettle
  • Chefmate logo on underside of 2-quart tea kettle
  • Chefmate 2-quart tea kettle packaging
Name of Product:
Chefmate 2-Quart Tea Kettles
Hazard:
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.
Remedy:
Refund
Recall Date:
August 20, 2013
Units:
About 716,000 in the United States and 1,400 in Canada
Consumer 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 online at www.wilton.com  and click on Recalls for more information

Recall Details

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.

Remedy:

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

Incidents/Injuries:

The firm has received 13 reports of incidents, including five reports of steam traveling up the handle, three reports of hot water spilling from the spout and a report of a hot handle. In addition, four consumers reported the tea kettle base melting onto the stove burner. No injuries have been reported.

Sold Exclusively At

Target stores nationwide and online at Target.com from January 2006 through May 2013 for about $9.

Importer:

Wilton Industries Inc., Woodridge, Ill.

Importer

Wilton Industries Inc., Woodridge, Ill.

Manufactured In:
Indonesia and China
Recall number:
13-269
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