PhotoWilton Industries of Woodbridge, Ill., is recalling about 717,000 Chefmate 2-quart tea kettles in the U.S and Canada.

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.

The firm says it has received 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.

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.

The tea kettles, manufactured in Indonesia and China, were sold exclusively at Target stores nationwide and online at from January 2006, through May 2013, for about $9.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled tea kettles and return them to any Target store, or contact Wilton Industries for a full refund.

Consumers may contact Wilton Industries toll-free at (866) 255-9237 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. CT Monday through Thursday, and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. CT Friday.

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