Target is recalling certain tea kettles as they may pose a fire and burn hazard to users. Around 12,000 kettles are affected by the recall.
The problem with the Hearth & Hand with Magnolia teapots is that the paint can chip at the bottom, which poses a fire hazard, according to the announcement on the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) website. They can also pose burn injuries to users as the handles can also break off while the spout can leak.
As of the recall date, there have been 27 incidents related to the tea kettle issues, with reports of leaks and wobbling on the stove top during use. One report concerned a fire after paint chipped off the bottom of the cauldron, the CPSC noted, adding that there had been no reported injuries.
As such, Target is advising those in possession of the recalled product to “take immediate action.”
“Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled teapots and return them to any Target store for a full refund or contact Target for a prepaid return label to send the teapot back in the mail,” Target said in its recall notice.
The recall affects the 1.75 quart stainless steel Stove & Hand with Magnolia tea kettles sold in Target stores nationwide and online through Target.com from July through October 2021. They are white with copper colored handles with wooden handles. The lid is also white and has a wooden knob.
The Target part number is 324-03-7894 while the online part number is 81884939. Photos of the product are available on both the CPSC and Target websites.
A total of around 12,800 tea kettles are affected by the recall.
Questions about in-store purchases can be directed to 1-800-440-0680. Those with questions about Target.com purchases can call 1-800-591-3869.
Risk of burns and fire
Accidents at home, such as burns and fires, usually happen unexpectedly. In fact, in the US, they are “appallingly common,” with thousands of children reportedly being injured by burns or fires each year.
Because of this, it is important to take some important steps to reduce the risk of such injuries at home.
Some important safety precautions against burns and fires include setting the water heater temperature to 120 degrees Fahrenheit to avoid scalding and never resting a hot container on the edge of a surface such as a table.
It is also important to install smoke alarms and regularly check that they are working. You should also know how to use a fire extinguisher if there is a fire. A family escape plan is also an important part of home fire safety.
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