A total of 716,000 tea kettles are currently being recalled in the United States, with an additional 1,400 units in Canada. These products are two-quart tea kettles with a black enamel finish, solid black handle, and a Chefmate logo stamp on the bottom of the product.
According to reports made by the CPSC, the tea kettles have defects which pose several different burn hazards. Water can inadvertently spill from the spout and steam can be emitted from the handle, potentially inflicting scalding injuries. Additionally, the “whistle” indicating the water is at boiling temperature may not function, potentially allowing the water to completely evaporate from the kettle while it is boiling. In that case, the product’s aluminum bottom can melt and potentially burn consumers or cause fires. Currently, 13 incidents have been reported relative to these defects and hazards.
These kettles were sold in Target stores and on Target websites from January 2006 through May 2013. Consumers can contact Wilton Industries Inc., the product’s importer, by calling (866) 255-9237 to receive a monetary refund for the tea kettles.
To learn more about your rights as a consumer and the potential litigation options that are available if you have been harmed by a defective product, call Blume Forte’s legal team at (973) 635-5400. Our experienced attorneys offer no-cost consultations that can help you protect your rights.