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|Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 794-5866
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
Distributer: Wilton Industries Inc., of Woodridge, Ill.
Hazard: The lid on the tea kettle can come loose during handling, posing a burn hazard to the consumer.
Incidents/Injuries: The firm is aware of 25 incidents of the lid coming loose. Second-degree burns to hands and fingers have been reported.
Description: This recall involves the Copco Harmony tea kettles. The kettles come in stainless steel brushed and polished finishes and enamel finishes in red, white, black, turquoise, orange, yellow and blue. Copco tea kettles in other styles are not included in the recall.
Sold by: Retailers nationwide from March 2006 through June 2009 for about $30.
Manufactured in: China and Thailand
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using these tea kettles. If the consumer has a stainless tea kettle, contact Wilton for a free replacement lid. If the consumer has an enamel tea kettle, contact Wilton for a free replacement tea kettle or a refund.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Wilton Industries, Inc. at (800) 794-5866 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. CT Monday through Thursday, and between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. CT Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.copco.com