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Recall of the Week: Bristol model and Martha Stewart Collection enameled steel tea kettles

About 132,000 Copco and Wild Leaf Tea Co. Bristol model and Martha Stewart Collection enameled steel tea kettles are being recalled, reports the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.

10146 Distributed by Copco, a division of Wilton Industries Inc., of Woodridge, Ill., the tea kettle handle can come loose, posing a burn hazard to consumers.

The firm has received eight reports of loose or deformed handles, and one report of minor burn to hands, according to the commission.

The 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.

Made in Thailand, the tea kettles were 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.

Consumers should immediately stop using these tea kettles and contact Copco for a refund, the commission advises.

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.

For details on other recalls, see www.recalls.gov.

Copyright 2010, Rita R. Robison, Consumer Specialist

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