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RECALL: tea kettle too hot to handle

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Thousands of tea kettles are under recall because they pose a burn hazard to consumers.

Chefmate 2-Quart Tea Kettles imported by Wilton Industries Inc., of Woodbridge, Ill. were sold exclusively at Target stores nationwide and online at Target.com from January 2006 through May 2013.  About 716,000 were sold in the United States, and 1,400 in Canada.

Officials say steam can travel up the handle, or water can spill from the spout, posing a burn hazard to the consumer.  If water completely evaporates from the kettle, the aluminum bottom can melt onto the stove and pose a burn hazard to consumers. Additionally, leaking steam can cause the kettle to fail to whistle.

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 so far.

If you have one, stop using it and take it back to Target for a full refund.

For more recall information, visit the Consumer Product Safety Commission's website here.

 

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