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WASHINGTON — Whirlpool has issued a recall for thousands of KitchenAid electric kettles because the handle might detach, which could cause the contents to spill.

According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the company has received 79 reports of the handles coming off in the United States, including three that resulted in minor burns.

About 40,000 units were sold in the United States.

The KitchenAid 1.7 Liter Electric Kettles were sold from September 2013 to February 2018 in stainless steel, red, black, white, liquid graphite and cocoa silver

The model number and serial number are listed on the bottom of the product.

Whirlpool has a website dedicated to the recall.