The recall affects KitchenAid 1.7 Liter Electric Kettles, according to a recall notice issued Tuesday by the U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC). The kettles were sold in stainless steel, red, black, white, liquid graphite and cocoa silver.

Whirlpool has received at least 79 reports of kettle handles separating, including 3 reports of minor burn injuries.

Specific KitchenAid electric kettles being recalled include:
Model Numbers                           Serial Numbers
KEK1722SX (Stainless)              YA325***** thru YA724*****
KEK1722ER (Red)                      YA325***** thru YA724*****
KEK1722OB (Black)                   YA325***** thru YA724*****
KEK1722WH (White)                  YA325***** thru YA724*****
KEK1722QG (Liquid Graphite)  YA325***** thru YA724*****
KEK1722CS (Cocoa Silver)       YA325***** thru YA724*****
RKEK1722SX (Stainless)           YA325***** thru YA724*****
RKEK1722ER (Red)                   YA325***** thru YA724*****
RKEK1722OB (Black)                 YA325***** thru YA724*****
RKEK1722WH (White)                YA325***** thru YA724*****
RKEK1722QG (Liquid)                YA325***** thru YA724*****
RKEK1722CS (Cocoa Silver)     YA325***** thru YA724*****

Model numbers and serial numbers can be found on the underside of the kettle, CPSC said. The products were sold at Target, Bed Bath & Beyond, Fry’s Electronics, Williams Sonoma and other major retailers and online for $100-$120.

Consumers who purchased a recalled kettle should stop using it immediately, and contact Whirlpool for a free replacement.

Source: WBALTV 11

Posted by Ray Simon

Ray Simon is a veteran copywriter with more than a decade's worth of experience in the field. He studied journalism at Vanderbilt University, graduating Cum Laude in 2007. Ray currently specializes in writing content and news articles for independent publications.