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Walmart Recalls Rival Electric Water Kettles

  • Rival Brand Water Kettle, WK8283CU and WK8283CUY
  • Bottom of water kettle when removed from base
  • Product label indicating location of model number
Name of Product:
Rival brand electric water kettles
The heating element can fail and rupture, posing burn and shock hazards to the user.
Recall Date:
May 03, 2016
About 1.2 million
Consumer Contact
Walmart at 800-925-6278 between 7 a.m. and 9 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. CT Saturday, or noon and 6 p.m. Sunday; or visit the company's website at and click "Product Recalls." Consumers can also visit

Recall Details

This recall involves Rival brand electric water kettles with model numbers WK8283CU and WK8283CUY. The model numbers are printed on a product label on the underside of the water kettle. The white plastic water kettles were sold with a warming base and a pitcher. A window on the side pitcher has markings that measure the water levels. “Rival” is printed beneath the window.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled kettle and return it to any Walmart store for a full refund.
Walmart has received 80 reports of incidents, including seven reports of burns.
Sold Exclusively At:
Walmart stores nationwide and online at from March 2011 through October 2015 for about $14.
Wal-Mart Stores Inc., of Bentonville, Ark.
Wal-Mart Stores Inc., of Bentonville, Ark.
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