Target is recalling thousands of tea kettles after more than two dozen reports of malfunctioning products, leading to a burn or fire hazard.
Here’s the info from the CPSC:
This recall involves Hearth & Hand™ with Magnolia Tea Kettles. The 1.75 Quart (7 cup capacity) stainless steel tea kettles are white and have a copper-colored stainless steel handle with a wooden grip and a white lid with a wooden knob.
The inside of the kettles are brushed stainless steel. Item Number 324-03-7894 is printed on the kettle’s hang tag. The bottom of the tea kettle is imprinted with the following information:
- Hearth & Hand
- WITH MAGNOLIA
- STAINLESS STEEL
- 1.75 QUART (7 CUPS)
- FOOD SAFE • HAND WASH ONLY
- GAS ELECTRIC STOVE
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled tea kettles and return them to any Target store for a full refund or contact Target to receive a prepaid return label to return the tea kettle by mail.
Target has received 27 reports of incidents with the tea kettles which included the kettles leaking, wobbling/moving on the stovetop while in use, the handle grip breaking off, and the paint chipping/melting on the bottom of the kettle. One consumer reported a fire due to the paint chipping off of the bottom of the kettle. No injuries have been reported.
Target stores nationwide and www.target.com from July 2021 through October 2021 for about $35.