By Claire Reilly
The ACCC has issued a recall on two products from Kmart’s house-branded Homemaker stable of products, with both the Homemaker 1.5L Glass Blender and the Homemaker 2.5L Kettle being taken off shelves. Both products were sold in Kmart stores nationally.
The Blender is identified as a “black and silver 1.5 litre blender with a glass jug” with the APN 9300805655728 and model number HY-7028. According to the recall notice, the blender’s blades “may break or detach during use” and these blades “may become mixed with food or drink, posing an ingestion and/or choking hazard”.
The 2.5 litre Kettle was sold in stainless steel with a black handle (APN 9300806007113) and red with a black handle (APN 9300806007120). In both products, there is a chance that “the handle on the kettle can become loose or deformed during use” and “should the defect occur there is a risk of serious burns”.
Customers are advised to cease using all three products immediately and return them to any Kmart store for a full refund.
More information is available by contacting Kmart Customer Service on 1800 124 125 from Monday to Friday between 8am and 5pm, or by visiting www.kmart.com.au.
The Homemaker 1.5L Blender.
The two Homemaker 2.5L Kettles. (Images sourced from the ACCC recall notice – apologies for the low quality).