Hot water from the top caused severe burns on about 56,000 Lenox teapots. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Continuum Sales & Marketing Corp. recalled the 2.5-quart teapots and kettles due to a burn injury hazard. The company received 14 reports of hot water spewing out of the top of the kettle.
Severe Injuries Reported
Four people were burned, and some sustained severe injuries. The recall involves about 56,000 Lenox 2.5-Quart Whistling Stainless Steel Tea Kettles with a three-layered bottom. The teapots came in blue, red, silver and gold. The brand name “Lenox” is printed on the sides and bottom of the kettle. The recalled Lenox teapots were sold at Burlington, HomeGoods, Home Sense, Marshalls, T. J. Maxx, Tuesday Morning, and Winner stores nationwide from September 2013 to November 2017 for $30 to $50.
The manufacturer is urging consumers to immediately stop using the recalled tea kettles and contact Continuum for a full refund with proof of purchase. Consumers will also be entitled to a refund of $29.99. For more information, call Continuum at 800-669-6385 or visit gocontinuum.com and click on “Recall Information.”
Product Liability Issues
Defectively designed and manufactured appliances have been linked to home fires, burn injuries, smoke inhalation injuries and even fatal fire accidents. Victims of defective appliances should preserve the damaged product for a thorough inspection. They also may have it in their best interest to speak with an experienced product liability attorney who will help them pursue compensation for their losses from the at-fault manufacturer of the defective product.
If a defective product has injured you, you may be able to file a product liability lawsuit against the party responsible for your injuries, damages and losses. A successful claim against a negligent product manufacturer can result in financial support for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering and other related damages.
In such cases, plaintiffs must prove that the product was defective and that it caused their injuries and damages. Plaintiffs must also show that they used the products in the manner in which they were supposed to have been used. An experienced product defect lawyer will be able to advise injured victims and their families regarding their legal rights and options.