Recall Watch: Don’t Get Burned by Bad Tea Kettles

Second degree burns have been reported after lids on stainless steel tea kettles have come loose, and 142,000 of the kettles are being recalled due to this hazard.

The company has received reports of 25 incidents of lids coming loose as well as reports of burns to hands and fingers.

The Copco Harmony Tea Kettles, distributed by Wilton Industries, were sold in stainless steel brushed and polished finishes and enamel finishes in red, white, black, turquoise, orange, yellow and blue at retailers nationwide from March 2006 through June 2009 for about $30, according to the Consumer Products Safety Commission.

The kettles affected by the recall have lids that are three-eighths of an inch thick. Kettles with lids that are half an inch thick are not included in the recall, according to the CPSC.

Consumers should stop using the kettles immediately and can contact Wilton for a free replacement lid for stainless steel kettles. Consumers with enamel tea kettles can get a free replacement or a refund. Wilton Industries can be reached at (800) 794-5866 or online at www.copco.com.

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