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Whirlpool recalls KitchenAid electric kettles over safety concerns

The U.S. home appliances giant Whirlpool Corp. is recalling about 89,100 KitchenAid electric kettles over potential burn hazards because of faulty handles, according to an announcement by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission on Feb. 20.

The company is recalling 40,200 units sold in the United States, another 47,300 units sold in Canada and 1,600 units sold in Mexico, according to the commission.

The Chinese-made kettle's handles can loosen and separate from the kettle, causing hot contents to spill, posing a burn hazard, the agency said.

The company received 79 reports in the U.S. and 19 in Canada of handles separating, which included three reports of minor burn injuries in the U.S. and one in Canada. The customers can contact the company for a free replacement of the kettles.

The kettles made by Hong Kong-based Co-Win Global Ltd. were sold through retailers including Target Corp., Kohl's Corp., Bed Bath & Beyond Inc., Williams-Sonoma Inc. and Amazon.com Inc. from September 2013 through February 2018.