February 21, 2002
Calphalon Corp. Has Recalled Stainless Steel Kettles
- Calphalon Corp, of
has recalled about
13,000 stainless steel kettles. The kettle's cover traps steam inside of the
kettle causing an increase in pressure. This forces hot water to rise and
escape through the spout, posing a serious burn hazard to consumers.
CPSC and Calphalon have received reports of 13 incidents, including three
minor burn injuries. Hot water splashed on two adult's hands and an
18-month-old child's scalp.
The recalled kettles are stainless steel, have a glass cover, and have the
model number 4302, which is located on the bottom of the kettle. The
kettles, which can hold 2-quarts of water, also have the name "Calphalon"
printed on the glass cover.
Department stores and specialty catalogs nationwide sold these kettles
between October 2001 and January 2002 for about $40.
Consumers should stop using these kettles immediately and call Calphalon at
(800) 233-0753 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday to
receive a free replacement cover.
Kettles that have a green sticker next to the bar code on the bottom of the
box contain retrofitted covers and are not included in this recall.