Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) reports that Wilton Industries Inc. is recalling Chefmate 2-quart tea kettles sold with a black enamel finish and a solid black resin handle due to possible burn hazard. The Chefmate logo is stamped on the bottom of the aluminum tea kettle.
Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Units: About 716,000 in the United States and 1,400 in Canada
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.
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.
Sold exclusively at: Target stores nationwide and online at Target.com from January 2006 through May 2013 for about $9.00.
Importer: Wilton Industries Inc., Woodridge, IL
Manufacturer: PT Maspion and Shanghai Xiang Mao Stainless Steel
Manufactured in: Indonesia and China
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov
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