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Recall: KitchenAid electric kettles

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On 2018-02-20, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding KitchenAid electric kettles due to a potential burn hazard. This product sold new beginning in September 2013 for about $100 to $120.

About 40,000 units are involved in this Whirlpool kettle recall. Instance(s) of injuries have been reported. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.

This was the 1st recall of products in the Coffee Makers & Tea Kettles category in 2018. Since 2005, there have been approximately 40 similar recalls, involving about 18 million product units.

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KitchenAid electric kettles
Image of Recalled KitchenAid 1.7 Liter Electric Kettle 550018
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Company Contact Information:

Website: repair.whirlpool.com
Phone: 800-874-0608

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What is the problem?

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

Instance(s) of injuries have been reported.

How can I tell if I own this product?

This recall involves KitchenAid 1.7 Liter Electric Kettles. The kettles were 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. A complete list of model and serial numbers included in this recall is posted on the firm's website at http://repair.whirlpool.com.

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*****

These items were sold new+ 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 should I do if I own this recalled product?

First, stop using the item.

Then, add the item to a free, private Items I Own account. This will enable you to easily access the CPSC and recalling company's remedy instructions as well as track your progress toward getting the item returned or fixed. Click "I Own THIS Item" to continue.

The CPSC provides the following remedy information:

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

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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Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date

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

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+WeMakeItSafer cautions consumers that recalled items may have been acquired at different locations, prices and times than specified in the CPSC recall announcement. This is especially true for items purchased in online marketplaces, resale shops or yard sales. More information may be available at CPSC.gov.

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