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Wilton Industries Recalls Chefmate Tea Kettles; Sold Exclusively at Target

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - Consumers should stop using this product, which is being recalled voluntarily, unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Recall Summary

Name of Product: Chefmate 2-Quart Tea Kettles

Hazard: 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.

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

Consumer Contact: Wilton Industries toll-free at (866) 255-9237 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. CT Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. CT Friday or online at and click on Recalls for more information

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Recall Details

Units: About 716,000 in the United States and 1,400 in Canada

Description: 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.

Incidents/Injuries: 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. In addition, four consumers reported the tea kettle base melting onto the stove burner. No injuries have been reported.
Sold exclusively at: Target stores nationwide and online at from January 2006 through May 2013 for about $9.

Importer: Wilton Industries Inc., Woodridge, Ill.

Manufactured in: Indonesia and China
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