July 10, 2009 142,000 tea kettles have been recalled by Wilton Industries due to a burn hazard. The lid on the tea kettle can come loose during handling, posing a burn hazard to the consumer. 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. The tea kettles were sold by retailers nationwide from March 2006 through June 2009 for about $30.
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. 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
To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recall product, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml09/09268.html.