Walmart Electric Water Kettle Recall Issued Due to Risk of Burns, Shock
Roughly 1.2 million electric water kettles sold exclusively at Walmart stores nationwide have been recalled due to the risk that the heating element may rupture, following reports involving consumers who suffered shock and burn injuries.
The Walmart electric water kettle recall was announced by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) on May 3, following at least 80 consumer complaints involving problems with the heating element failing or ruptures, including at least seven injuries.
The CPSC is urging consumers to stop using the devices immediately due to the lack of indications that the heating element may have ruptured, posing an unanticipated and immediate shock or burn hazard.
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The recall includes Rival brand electric water kettles with model numbers WK8283CU and WK8283CUY. The kettles are made of a white plastic and were sold with a warming base and a pitcher that has a window on the side to measure the water level. The pitchers have the brand name “Rival” printed below the window and the model numbers can be located on a label beneath the water kettle.
The recalled electric water kettles were manufactured in China under Wal-Mart Stores Inc., of Bentonville, Arkansas where they were distributed for sale exclusively at Walmart stores nationwide and online at Walmart.com from March 2011 through October 2015 for about $14.
Customers are being asked to stop using the recalled Walmart electric water kettles and return the entire set to any Walmart for a full refund. Customers with further questions may contact Walmart at 800-925-6275 or visit them online at www.Walmart.com and navigate to the “Product Recalls” tab.
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