The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Capresso Inc., voluntary recalled an estimated 15,000 Capresso Water Kettles. Consumers were advised to stop using the products immediately.
According to the company, the handle can detach from the glass carafe, spilling hot water and causing severe burn injuries. Capresso has received five reports of the handle detaching from the carafe, including one incident resulting in a minor burn from contact with boiling water.
The recalled model “H20 Classic,” Cordless Water Kettle has two parts -- a black heating base and a glass kettle with a polished chrome or a silver handle. Printed in script on the base of the kettle is “Capresso” and engraved on the bottom of the kettle is “CAPRESSO INC., Kettle Models 257.01, 258.03, 258.04 for use with Kettle Base Model 256/258.”
The kettles were sold at specialty kitchen stores throughout the U.S., mail order gourmet catalogs, Capresso.com and other Web site retailers between August 2004 and May 2005 for about U.S. $70.
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