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Walmart Is Recalling Over 1 Million Electric Kettles

Two Walmart stores will close in Colorado.Two Walmart stores will close in Colorado.
Walmart outpost in Colorado.Photograph by Kathryn Scott Osler—Denver Post via Getty Images

Walmart is recalling about 1.2 million electric kettle sold at its stores and online.

The product, Rival Brand Water Kettle, is being removed from stores because of electric and shock hazards. There have been 80 reports of incidents due to the kettle, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), including seven burns.

“This recall involves Rival brand electric water kettles with model numbers WK8283CU and WK8283CUY,” according to the CPSC. “The model numbers are printed on a product label on the underside of the water kettle. The white plastic water kettles were sold with a warming base and a pitcher.”

The CPSC states that consumers should “immediately stop using the recalled kettle and return it to any Walmart store for a full refund.”

 

The kettles were sold in stores and online from March 2011 through October 2015 for about $14 and were manufactured in China.