PhotoWhirlpool Corporation of Benton Harbor, Mich., is recalling about 89,000 KitchenAid electric kettles sold in the U.S., Canada and Mexico.

The handle can loosen and separate from the kettle, causing hot contents to spill, posing a burn hazard.

The firm has received 79 reports in the U.S. (19 in Canada) of handles separating, including three reports in the U.S. (one in Canada) of minor burn injuries.

This recall involves KitchenAid 1.7 Liter Electric Kettles sold in stainless steel, red, black, white, liquid graphite and cocoa silver. Model numbers and serial numbers are located on the bottom of the kettle. KitchenAid is written on the front of the kettles.

The following model and serial numbers are included in the recall:

                    Model Numbers

                      Serial Numbers

KEK1722SX (Stainless)

YA325***** thru YA724*****

KEK1722ER (Red)

YA325***** thru YA724*****

KEK1722OB (Black)

YA325***** thru YA724*****

KEK1722WH (White)

YA325***** thru YA724*****

KEK1722QG (Liquid Graphite)

YA325***** thru YA724*****

KEK1722CS (Cocoa Silver)

YA325***** thru YA724*****

RKEK1722SX (Stainless)

YA325***** thru YA724*****

RKEK1722ER (Red)

YA325***** thru YA724*****

RKEK1722OB (Black)

YA325***** thru YA724*****

RKEK1722WH (White)

YA325***** thru YA724*****

RKEK1722QG (Liquid)

YA325***** thru YA724*****

RKEK1722CS (Cocoa Silver)

YA325***** thru YA724*****

 

The kettles, manufactured in China, were sold at Bed Bath & Beyond, Dillard's, Fry’s Electronics, Kitchen Kaboodle, Kohl’s, Navy Exchange, Target, Williams Sonoma, and other home improvement, home appliance and retail stores and online at Amazon.com as well as other online retailers from September 2013, through February 2018, for about $100 to $120.

What to do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled kettles and contact Whirlpool for a free replacement.

Consumers may contact Whirlpool Corporation at 800-874-0608 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. (ET) Monday through Friday, or online at http://repair.whirlpool.com for more information.


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