Supermarket giant Aldi has been forced to remove an everyday appliance from its shelves over fears a possible fault could cause scalding injuries.
An urgent recall has been issued for the Stirling 1.7 litre Electric Kettle, with the supermarket giant urging customers to stop using it immediately. The popular kitchen item is believed to have a loose handle, putting customers at risk of being burned.
The recalled item was sold at Aldi stores between March 22 ,2017 and June 13, 2018, and came in various colours. ALDI advised the faulty products have a PLU number, located on the underside of the base unit, corresponding with 56361, 56362, 56363, 58091, 58092, 58093, 58848, 60039, 60040, 60041.
“Aldi takes product quality and safety very seriously and wishes to advise all customers of a recall on the following product,” ALDI said in a statement on the company’s Facebook page. “We apologise for any inconvenience.”
The kettle was reportedly sold as part of Aldi’s popular special buys promotions, which are known to send customers into a buying frenzy. Anyone who purchased the kettle is urged to stop using it immediately and to return the product to any ALDI store for a full cash refund.
It comes after Food Standards Australia and New Zealand (FSANZ) issued a recall for a number of frozen vegetable products sold at ALDI, Woolworths and IGA because of contamination concerns involving listeria bacteria.
Listeria is a life-threatening illness for certain people, particularly those over the age of 60. Those who are over 70, have diabetes, cancer or even suppressed immune systems are most at risk, as well as pregnant women and their unborn babies.
Earlier this year six people sadly died, in New South Wales and Victoria, after consuming contaminated rockmelon, with the outbreak being traced back to Rombola Family Farms in the Riverina region. One woman also suffered a miscarriage which was confirmed as being linked to the outbreak.
For any further information or guidance, contact the Aldi Food Recall Hotline on 1800 709 993 or visit Australian Product Recall.