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Tea Kettles Recalled by Wilton Industries Due to Burn Hazard

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Recall Date:
July 09, 2009

Recall Details

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 9, 2009
Release # 09-268

Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 794-5866

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 Harmony Tea Kettles

Units: About 142,000

Distributer: Wilton Industries Inc., of Woodridge, Ill.

Hazard: The lid on the tea kettle can come loose during handling, posing a burn hazard to the consumer.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm is aware of 25 incidents of the lid coming loose. Second-degree burns to hands and fingers have been reported.

Description: This recall involves the Copco Harmony tea kettles. The kettles come in stainless steel brushed and polished finishes and enamel finishes in red, white, black, turquoise, orange, yellow and blue. Copco tea kettles in other styles are not included in the recall.

Sold by: Retailers nationwide from March 2006 through June 2009 for about $30.

Manufactured in: China and Thailand

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using these tea kettles. If the consumer has a stainless tea kettle, contact Wilton for a free replacement lid. If the consumer has an enamel tea kettle, contact Wilton for a free replacement tea kettle or a refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Wilton Industries, Inc. at (800) 794-5866 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

Picture of Recalled Stainless Steel Tea Kettle

Picture of Lids included, and not included, in the recall

Picture of Recalled Enamel Tea Kettle

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