Whirlpool, the owner of the KitchenAid brand, has issued a safety recall on KitchenAid electric kettles. The manufacturer has confirmed that 23,138 UK models are affected.
A problem with the handle on the KitchenAid 1.7L electric kettle, model number 5KEK1722, means it could fall off and pose a burn risk.
Our managing director of home products and services, Alex Neill, said:
‘Consumers in the UK will be asking why it took Whirlpool so long to inform them about these dangerous kettles, when a formal recall was announced in North America almost a week earlier.
‘We’d advise anyone that has one of these kettles to contact Whirlpool to get a replacement.’
To check if your kettle is affected is to look at the label on its underside. You can contact Whirlpool to arrange a free return and replacement by going to repair.whirlpool.com or calling the customer care centre free on a UK landline on 00800 552 27777 or 00800 381 04026.