Consumers should stop using this product immediately. Wilton Industries is recalling the Chefmate Tea Kettle due to a burn hazard. Steam can travel up the handle, or water can spill from the spout. The leaking steam can cause the kettle to fail to whistle. If water completely evaporate from the kettle, the aluminum bottom can melt onto the stove and pose a burn hazard. Approximately 716,000 units were sold in the U.S. and 1,400 in Canada in Target stores and online at target.com between January 2006 and May 2013. The company has received 13 reports of incidents, including 5 reports of steam traveling up the handle, 3 of hot water spilling from the spout and a report of a hot handle. Four consumers have additionally reported the tea kettle base melting onto the stove burner. No injuries have been reported to date. If you or a loved one has been seriously injured as a result of this defective product or any other recalled product, contact us immediately and fill out our free evaluation form. Read more on this recall and other product recalls on the CPSC website.
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