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Salton, Inc. Announces a Nationwide Recall of Approximately 2500 Russell Hobbs® Mona Cordless Jug Kettles Due to Possible Lead Risk


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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- Miramar, Florida – March 9, 2009 -- Salton, Inc. announces the following voluntary recall.  Consumers should immediately stop using the Russell Hobbs® Mona Cordless Jug Kettle, Model No. RHMK3022, and contact Salton, Inc. for instructions on how to return the product and receive a replacement product.

Salton, Inc. of Miramar, Florida, is voluntarily recalling approximately 2,500 Russell Hobbs® Mona Cordless Jug Kettles, Model No. RHMK 3022, manufactured by Chiaphua Industries Limited, due to their alleged ability to leach lead.  Lead exposure may cause serious injury to infants and young children.  To date, Salton, Inc. has only received notice of one such consumer complaint.

The affected kettles are the Russell Hobbs® Mona Cordless Jug Kettles, Model No. RHMK 3022, shipped in limited quantities during Spring 2008.  These Kettles were the subject of a previous recall announced in February 2004.  The affected kettles are 10 inches in height, are silver in color, and were recently sold in the United States through JC Penney Outlet stores and through various small retailers from Spring 2008 to the present. 

Consumers in possession of a Russell Hobbs® Mona Cordless Jug Kettle should contact Salton, Inc.'s Consumer Relations Department at 1-800-299-1039 between 8:30 am and 5:00 pm Eastern, Monday through Friday.  Further information will be available at Salton's website (www.saltoninc.com) at a later date.


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