Martha Stewart surely doesn’t approve of shoddy tea kettles bearing her name. About 132,000 kettles have been recalled by safety officials after handles became loose or deformed, posing a burn hazard to users.
The recall includes Martha Stewart Collection enameled steel tea kettles as well as Copco and Wild Leaf Tea Bristol models sold by mail order, online and in stores like Macy’s (Stock Quote: M) and Linens ‘n Things nationwide, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission. They were available in stores from October 2005 to January 2010 for about $35.
The distributor, Copco, part of Wilton Industries, received eight reports of handles coming loose or being deformed including one case in which a user received minor hand burns.
Consumers are urged to stop using these kettles and contact Copco for a refund. Visit cpsc.gov for more information.
Stewart previously complained that her line of household products sold at Kmart (Stock Quote: SHLD) stores didn’t meet her quality standards, calling the retail establishment “not the nicest place to shop,” according to DailyFinance.
Martha Stewart and Kmart, which sold her line of Everyday products for the home, parted ways last October.