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Consumer product recall

Chefmate 2-Quart Tea Kettles

Starting date:
August 20, 2013
Posting date:
August 20, 2013
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Household Items
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Product Safety, Physical Hazard
General Public
Identification number:

Joint Recall with Wilton Industries, Health Canada, and the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC).

Affected products

Chefmate® 2-Quart Tea Kettles

Product description

This is a voluntary recall by Wilton Industries Canada Company of Chefmate 2-quart (1.9L) tea kettles sold with a black enamel finish and a solid black resin handle. The Chefmate logo is stamped on the bottom of the aluminum tea kettle. The UPC for the kettle sold in Canada is 020591834655.  The SKU number for the product sold in Canada is 2201-3465.

Hazard identified

Steam can travel up the handle, or water can spill from the spout, posing a burn hazard to the consumer. In addition, the leaking steam can cause the kettle to fail to whistle. If water completely evaporates from the kettle, the aluminum bottom can melt onto the stove and pose a burn hazard.

Wilton Industries Inc. has received 13 reports of incidents in the United States, including five reports of steam traveling up the handle, three reports of hot water spilling from the spout, one report of a hot handle and four reports of the tea kettle base melting onto the stove burner. No injuries have been reported with these incidents.

Neither Wilton Industries Canada Company nor Health Canada has received any reports of incidents or injuries to Canadians related to the use of these recalled kettles.

Number sold

Approximately 716,000 units of the recalled tea kettles were sold exclusively by Target stores in the United States and online at

Approximately 500 units of the recalled tea kettles were sold through Target Canada stores.

Time period sold

The recalled tea kettles were sold from January 2006 to May 2013 in the United States and from March to May 2013 in Canada.

Place of origin

Manufactured in Indonesia and China.


PT Maspion
Shanghai Xiang Mao Stainless Steel
Wilton Industries Inc.
Wilton Industries Canada Company

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What you should do

Consumers should stop using the product immediately and return them to any Target store or contact Wilton Industries for a full refund.

Consumers can contact Wilton Industries toll-free at 1-866-255-9237 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. CST Monday through Thursday, 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. CST Friday or online at firm’s website and click on Recalls for more information.

Consumers may view the release by the US CPSC on the Commission’s website.

Please note that the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.

Health Canada would like to remind Canadians to report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product or any other consumer product or cosmetic by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.