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KitchenAid recalls kettles due to a risk that the handle could cause burns |

KitchenAid recalls kettles due to a risk that the handle could cause burns

WHIRLPOOL is recalling a line of KitchenAid kettles after it was found that the handle could fall off and potentially cause you to burn yourself.

The kettles affected were made during a four year period – from January 2013 to June 2017.


 The affected kettles come in six different colours and were sold between a five year period
The affected kettles come in six different colours and were sold between a five year period

Whirlpool, the manufacturers behind the posh brand of kitchenware, issued the recall notice on the Trading Standards website.

It follows 79 complaints to Whirlpool in the US, three of which claimed that the faulty kettles cause minor burns.

The notice read: “It is possible that the handle could become loose and separated from the body of the kettle, presenting a risk of burns.”

The recall affects certain serial numbers of the model 5KEK1722 manufactured during a five year period. It’s not yet clear how many of the kettles have been sold during this time.

 Whirlpool has issued a recall notice for a line of KitchenAid kettles because the handle can come off
Whirlpool has issued a recall notice for a line of KitchenAid kettles because the handle can come off

You can check to see if your kettle is one of the affected ones by looking for the model number on the label on the bottom of the kettle.

If you do have one of the affected kettles, Whirpool is advising customers to stop using it immediately and contact the manufacturers via contact page on their website.

Once you’ve entered in the details including the serial number, it will then let you know if your product is a faulty one.

Whirlpool will provide a free replacement if your kettle is affected.

The kettles are sold in more than 50 countries, where the recall notice has also been issued. They come in

KitchenAid has become popular in recent years after it was the chosen brand of kitchenware on the Great British Bake Off.

The Sun Online has contacted Whirlpool for comment.

Whirlpool were forced to issue a recall notice last year for a Hotpoint fridge freezer after a faulty one was believe to have been the cause of the Grenfell Tower block fire, which resulted in the death of at least 79 people.

They have also been slammed by MPs for its “woeful” response to potentially dangerous tumble dryers after it emerged that there are still one million in homes across the UK.

The company is in the process of replacing and repairing 4.3million faulty machines – under the brand names of Hotpoint, Creda and Proline brand names – after a safety defect was found in October 2015.


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