Over 1 million electric water kettles recalled over burn, shock hazards


Walmart is recalling 1.2 million Rival electric water kettles because they could harm the user.

Over 1M electric water kettles recalled because of burn, shock hazards

Walmart says the heating element can fail and rupture, posing burn and shock hazards to the user.

The recall involves Rival brand electric water kettles with model numbers WK8283CU and WK8283CUY. The model numbers are printed on a product label on the bottom of the water kettle. The white plastic water kettles were sold with a warming base and a pitcher. A window on the side pitcher has markings that measure the water levels. ‘Rival’ is printed beneath the window.

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Walmart has received 80 reports of incidents, including seven reports of burns.

The kettles were sold for about $14 at Walmart stores nationwide and online at Walmart.com from March 2011 through October 2015.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled kettle and return it to any Walmart store for a full refund.

For more information on the recall, visit the Consumer Product Safety Commission website.

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