The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Meyer Corporation, U.S., of Vallejo, Calif., announced a voluntary recall of about 59,000 Rachael Ray™ Brand Two Quart Teakettles today.
Hazard: Water heated in the teakettles can spill and spray while being poured, posing a burn hazard.
Incidents/Injuries: The firm received eight complaints regarding the spilling of hot water from the teakettle’s spout. Four of the complaints included reports of burn injuries.
Description: The recalled product is a Rachael Ray™ brand two quart teakettle. The teakettle has a stainless steel lid with a black handle and comes in four body colors: orange, blue, green and yellow. The teakettle’s spout is opened by pushing forward a small black sliding piece on the teakettle’s handle.
Sold: The teakettles were sold at a variety of department, housewares and gourmet kitchen stores and at discount and online retailers. The teakettles were sold from December 2008 through October 2010 for between $18 and $40.
Manufactured in: Thailand
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using this product. Known consumers were mailed instructions for obtaining a replacement. Consumers should contact the firm to arrange for a replacement teakettle.
Consumer Contact: For additional information or to obtain a replacement teakettle, please contact Meyer U.S. at (877) 782-8242 between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. PST, Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s website at www.meyer.com/rrteakettlerecall.