Wilton Industries Recalls Chefmate Tea Kettles Due to Burn Hazard; Sold Exclusively at Target

Steam and hot water can leak from the black 2-quart tea kettle handle and spout. Consumers have reported leaks and the kettle base melting onto the stove burner.

Recall date: August 20, 2013
Recall number: 13-269
Enlarge
  • Chefmate 2-quart tea kettle

    1 of 3 photos

    Chefmate 2-quart tea kettle

  • Chefmate logo on underside of 2-quart tea kettle

    2 of 3 photos

    Chefmate logo on underside of 2-quart tea kettle

  • Chefmate 2-quart tea kettle packaging

    3 of 3 photos

    Chefmate 2-quart tea kettle packaging

Recall Summary

Name of product:

Chefmate 2-Quart Tea Kettles

Hazard:

Steam can travel up the handle, or water can spill from the spout, posing a burn hazard to the consumer. 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.

Consumer Contact:

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

Report an Incident Involving this Product

Recall Details

In conjunction with

http://http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2013/35033r-eng.php.
Units

About 716,000 in the United States and 1,400 in Canada

Description

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.

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.

Importer

Wilton Industries Inc., Woodridge, Ill.

Manufacturer

PT Maspion and Shanghai Xiang Mao Stainless Steel

Manufactured in

Indonesia and China

  • Chefmate 2-quart tea kettle

  • Chefmate logo on underside of 2-quart tea kettle

  • Chefmate 2-quart tea kettle packaging