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Burn hazard prompts Target to recall 12,800 tea kettles

The company has received 27 reports of potentially dangerous incidents

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Target is recalling 12,800 Hearth & Hand with Magnolia Tea Kettles sold nationwide. The company says the paint can chip on the bottom of the recalled kettles, posing a fire hazard. 

An additional potential hazard was also cited in the recall. Target says the handle can break and the spout can leak, posing a risk of burn injuries.

The company is offering a refund to consumers who purchased the recalled tea kettles. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled tea kettles and return them to any Target store for a full refund or contact Target to receive a prepaid return label to return the tea kettle by mail.

The 1.75 Quart (7 cup capacity) stainless steel tea kettles are white and have a copper-colored stainless steel handle with a wooden grip and a white lid with a wooden knob. The inside of the kettles are brushed stainless steel. 

Item Number 324-03-7894 is printed on the kettle’s hang tag. The bottom of the tea kettle is imprinted with the following information: 

  • Hearth & Hand

  • WITH MAGNOLIA

  • STAINLESS STEEL

  • 1.75 QUART (7 CUPS)

  • FOOD SAFE  - HAND WASH ONLY

  • GAS ELECTRIC STOVE

  • INDIA

More than two-dozen incidents

Target has received 27 reports of incidents with the tea kettles which included the kettles leaking, wobbling/moving on the stovetop while in use, the handle grip breaking off, and the paint chipping/melting on the bottom of the kettle. 

One consumer reported a fire due to the paint chipping off of the bottom of the kettle. No injuries have been reported.

To communicate with Target, consumers may call 800-440-0680 from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. CT daily or online at https://help.target.com or at www.target.com and click on “Recalls” at the bottom of the page, then on “Home Goods” for more information. 

Consumers can also click the “Product Recalls” tab on Target’s Facebook page for more information.

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