KitchenAid has recalled 40,000 of their electric kettles due to a defective handle. The handle can loosen and separate from the kettle causing the hot contents inside to spill. The handle defect presents a burn risk for those using the electric kettle.
KitchenAid’s manufacturer, Whirlpool, is advising all consumers to immediately stop using the product and to contact them for a free replacement.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission has received 79 reports of handles breaking off the electric kettle which resulted in three burn injuries.
The defective kettles were sold from September 2013- February 2018 at various retailers for around $100.00-$120.00.
To see if your KitchenAid electric kettle has been recalled, visit Whirlpool’s website here where they have a list of all the model numbers of the recalled products.
Recovering compensation after an injury from a defective product
It is a manufacturer’s responsibility to make sure their products are safe for consumers. If someone is injured due to a defective product, a product liability claim may exist. A claim may be pursued to pay for damages caused by the defective product such as medical bills, missed time from work and pain and suffering.
If you or someone you know has been seriously injured by a defective product, it is important to contact a personal injury attorney to review your rights. Call 412-661-1400 to schedule a free consultation with a personal injury lawyer in Pittsburgh at Berger and Green today.
Source: Digital Trends, “KitchenAid recalls more than 40,000 electric kettles due to detached handles”