Kettles with handles that fall off (and other faults)
By Gail Greatorex
All electrical appliances in Australia have to pass requirements for electrical safety. Those regulations include other aspects of an appliance, but many kettle recalls have been for non-electrical aspects.
The recent Kitchen Aid Electric Kettle recall is just the latest of several on the Product Safety Australia Recalls listing.
Of the 10 recalls listed for electric kettles, only 3 relate to electrical hazards. The other faults are for something wrong with the body of the kettle itself. These were:
- One case of the plastic viewer window shattering into the kettle
- One case of lead leaching inside the kettle
- Five cases of handles detaching