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Whirlpool recalling more than 40,000 KitchenAid kettles

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(Photo: US Consumer Product Safety Commission) (Photo: US Consumer Product Safety Commission)

(Meredith) – Whirlpool is recalling 40,200 KitchenAid electric kettles after discovering the handle can loosen and separate from the kettle, causing hot contents to spill and posing a burn hazard.

This recall involves KitchenAid 1.7 Liter Electric Kettles. The kettles were sold in:

  • Stainless Steel
  • Red
  • Black
  • White
  • Liquid Graphite
  • Cocoa Silver

Model numbers and serial numbers are located on the bottom of the kettle. KitchenAid is written on the front of the kettles. A complete list of model and serial numbers included in this recall is posted on the firm’s website. Click here to view the list.

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*****

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled kettles and contact Whirlpool for a free replacement.

[Click Here To View The Recall On The US Consumer Product Safety Commission's Website]

Whirlpool Corporation has received 79 reports in the U.S. of handles separating, including three reports of minor burn injuries.

These products were sold at:

  • Bed Bath & Beyond
  • Dillard's
  • Fry’s Electronics
  • Kitchen Kaboodle
  • Kohl’s
  • Navy Exchange
  • Target
  • Williams Sonoma
  • Online at Amazon.com.

The kettles were priced between $100 to $120.

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Information for this article was provided by the US Consumer Product Safety Commission.

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