Whirlpool Recalls 89,000 KitchenAid Electric Kettles That Present a Burn Hazard

The handle on the recalled kettles can loosen and separate, causing the hot contents to spill

Whirlpool Recalls 89,000 KitchenAid Electric Kettles That Present a Burn Hazard
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February 21, 2018

Whirlpool has issued a recall affecting approximately 89,000 KitchenAid electric kettles.

Recalled Product Details

The handle on the recalled electric kettles can loosen and separate, causing the hot contents to spill, posing a burn hazard to the user.

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 each kettle. KitchenAid is written on the front of the kettle.

View a full list of all model and serial numbers included in this recall.

Where were the kettles sold?

The affected KitchenAid electric kettles were sold 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, as well as online through Amazon and other online retailers, from September 2013 through February 2018.

Whirlpool says that it has received 79 reports in the U.S. (19 in Canada) of handles on the electric kettles separating, including three reports in the US (one in Canada) of minor burn injuries.

What should consumers do?

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

Whirlpool Corporation can be reached by calling toll-free (800) 874-0608.