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Recall of the Week: Chefmate 2-quart tea kettles due to burn hazard

Wilton Industries is recalling about 716,000 Chefmate 2-quart tea kettles in the United States and 1,400 in Canada.

Kettle Side View 800Steam can travel up the handle, or water can spill from the spout, posing a burn hazard to the consumer, said Wilton Industries and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.

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.

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.

Four consumers also reported the tea kettle base melting onto the stove burner.

No injuries have been reported.

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.

Manufactured in Indonesia and China, the tea kettles were sold at Target stores nationwide and online at Target.com from January 2006 through May 2013 for about $9.

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

For more information, call Wilton Industries at 866-255-9237 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. CT Monday through Thursday or 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. CT Friday or visit www.wilton.com and click on Recalls for more information.

Copyright 2013, Rita R. Robison, Consumer Specialist

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