Risk of scalding or burning.

The KitchenAid stainless steel 1.7L kettle with variable temperature control has been recalled as the handle may become loose or separate from the body. As a result, the user could be scalded or burned.

The kettle was sold nationally between 1 November 2013 and 21 February 2018 at Bing Lee, David Jones, Harvey Norman, Myer, The Good Guys, Winning Appliances, as well as selected specialist homeware retailers and independent houseware stores.

Affected models include 5KEK1722AAC, 5KEK1722AER, 5KEK1722AOB, 5KEK1722ACU and 5KEK1722ASX. Consumers are advised to immediately stop using the product.

If the kettle is registered, the consumer will be contacted directly. Other consumers should contact 1800 986 190 or visit www.repair.whirlpool.com to arrange for a replacement.

The following statement from parent company, Whirlpool Corporation, was supplied to Appliance Retailer in response to the recall.

“Whirlpool Corporation is committed to creating products that are meticulously designed and engineered, with high standards, certification and compliance guidelines. Whirlpool Corporation has initiated a voluntary recall of the KitchenAid 1.7 Litre Electric Kettle, in consultation with the ACCC, to seek to ensure that the affected units are replaced as soon as possible.

“Whirlpool Corporation takes its quality commitment and safety to its customers​ seriously. It is working to restore the high quality, and craftsmanship and safety synonymous with the KitchenAid brand for nearly 100 years.”