Epoca International Recalls Glass Whistling Kettle Due to Laceration and Burn Hazard

Washington, DC–(ENEWSPF)–July 10, 2015. 

  • Model PTKG-4420 (Green)
    Model PTKG-4420 (Green)

Recall Summary

Name of product:  Glass Whistle Kettle

Hazard:  The bottom portion of glass vessel can break when heated and the contents can spill, posing laceration and burn hazards.

Consumer Contact:  Epoca International at (800) 241-7940 anytime or online at www.epoca.com and click on “recalls” in the upper right-hand corner of the homepage for more information.

Recall Details

Units:  About 113,000

Description:  The Primula® Borosilicate two-quart clear glass round kettle has no markings or etchings on the glass. Model PTKG-4420 has a green plastic handle with a green silicone insert in the handle and a green whistling-stopper lid. Model PTKB-4420 has a black plastic handle with a black silicone insert in the handle and a black whistling-stopper lid. Both models have a ½” metal band around the glass kettle’s neck. “Not for dishwasher” is printed in raised letters underneath the lid.

Incidents/Injuries:  The firm received nine reports of incidents, including threeEpoca injuries and one report of property damage valued at $200. 

Remedy:  Consumers should stop using the product immediately. Customers should either return the product to the retailer or contact Epoca International for instructions on how to return the product for a full refund.

Sold at:  Retail stores including, Kitchen Collection, Meijer, Peyton Phoenix, Ross Stores, Target and online at amazon.com, primulaproducts.com and target.com from January 2012 through May 2015 for about $15.

Importer(s):  Epoca International, Inc. of Boca Raton, Fla.

Manufactured in:  China

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