Ouch! There's a new recall affecting KitchenAid electric kettles because of a burn risk. The kettle's handle can separate from the rest of the kettle, causing the hot beverage inside to spill and pose a burn hazard, according to the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). So if you own a KitchenAid kettle, you'll definitely want to take a close look at it before you risk getting splashed with some very unwelcome boiling water.
The recall, which affects approximately 40,200 electric kettles, specifically involves 1.7-liter kettles, sold in the following colors: stainless steel, red, black, white, liquid graphite, and cocoa silver. Considering this recall includes so many kettles, a full list of models and serial numbers included can be found on the company's website, where you can enter in your product's specific info to see if it's affected or not. The model number and serial number can be found at the bottom of the kettle, as seen in the photo below.
Serial number range and location. (Photo Credit: CPSC)
There have already been 79 reports of handles separating from the kettles and three reports of burn injuries, so it's no surprise that the CPSC is urging customers to immediately stop using the kettles on the recall list. If your product is included, you can also call Whirlpool Corporation at 800-874-0608 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the company's website for information about a free replacement kettle.
But even if you didn't purchase the kettle yourself, it's worth spreading the word about this recall to anyone who may have bought one of the affected products. Let's do our part to keep our loved ones safe — and burn-free!
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