Walmart recalls electric water kettle
Electric water kettles recalled for risk of injuries.
Walmart is recalling an electric water kettle that may cause burns or shock.
The recalled kettles are Rival brand electric water kettles with model numbers WK8283CU and WK8283CUY. 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.
The product was sold from March 2011 through October 2015.
The kettles are exclusively sold by Walmart online and in stores. The heating element can fail and rupture, posing burn and shock hazards.
There have been 80 reports of incidents and injuries, including seven report of burns.
Consumer should stop using the kettles and can return them to any Walmart store for a full refund.