The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Meyer Corporation, U.S., of Vallejo, Calif., announced a voluntary recall of the Rachel Ray (TM) brand two-quart teakettle. Water heated in the teakettles can spill and spray while being poured, posing a burn hazard.
This recall affects about 59,000 units. The teakettle has a stainless steel lid with a black handle and comes in four body colors: orange, blue, green and yellow. The teakettle’s spout is opened by pushing forward a small black sliding piece on the teakettle’s handle.
The teakettles were sold at a a variety of department, housewares and gourmet kitchen stores and at discount and online retailers. The teakettles were sold from December 2008 through October 2010 for between $18 and $40.
Manufacturers received eight complaints regarding the spilling of hot water from the teakettle’s spout. Four of the complaints included reports of burn injuries. Consumers should immediately stop using this product. For additional information or to obtain a replacement teakettle, please contact Meyer U.S. at (877) 782-8242 between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. PST, Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s website at www.meyer.com/rrteakettlerecall.