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Walmart Recalls Rival Electric Water Kettles Due to Burn and Shock Hazards

March 3, 2016: The CPSC is announcing a recall of Rival brand electric water kettles because the heating element can fail and rupture, posing burn and shock hazards to the user.
This recall involves Rival brand electric water kettles with model numbers WK8283CU and WK8283CUY. The model numbers are printed on a product label on the underside 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.
Walmart has received 80 reports of incidents, including seven reports of burns. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled kettle and return it to any Walmart store for a full refund.
Sold exclusively at Walmart stores nationwide and online at Walmart.com from March 2011 through October 2015 for about $14.
onsumer Contact: Walmart at 800-925-6278 between 7 a.m. and 9 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. CT Saturday, or noon and 6 p.m. Sunday; or visit the company’s website at www.Walmart.com and click "Product Recalls." Consumers can also visit http://walmartstores.com/contactus/feedback.aspx.

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