Epoca International Recalls Glass Whistling Kettle Due to Laceration and Burn Hazard

Jul 09, 2015, 09:16 ET from U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

WASHINGTON, July 9, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2015/Epoca-International-Recalls-Glass-Whistling-Kettle

Recall Summary

Name of Product: Glass Whistling Kettle

Hazard: The bottom portion of glass vessel can break when heated and the contents can spill, posing laceration and burn hazards.

Remedy: Refund
Consumers should stop using the product immediately. Customers should either return the product to the retailer or contact Epoca International for instructions on how to return the product for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: Epoca International at (800) 241-7940 anytime or online at www.epoca.com and click on "recalls" in the upper right-hand corner of the homepage for more information.

Recall Details

Units: About 113,000

Description: The Primula® Borosilicate two-quart clear glass round kettle has no markings or etchings on the glass. Model PTKG-4420 has a green plastic handle with a green silicone insert in the handle and a green whistling-stopper lid. Model PTKB-4420 has a black plastic handle with a black silicone insert in the handle and a black whistling-stopper lid. Both models have a ½" metal band around the glass kettle's neck. "Not for dishwasher" is printed in raised letters underneath the lid.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm received nine reports of incidents, including three Epoca injuries and one report of property damage valued at $200.

Sold at: Retail stores including, Kitchen Collection, Meijer, Peyton Phoenix, Ross Stores, Target and online at amazon.com, primulaproducts.com and target.com from January 2012 through May 2015 for about $15.

Importer: Epoca International, Inc. of Boca Raton, Fla.

Manufactured in: China

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