On Aug 8, 2012 I ordered from Amazon.com the Better Chef Cordless Tea Kettle, White Model # IM-142W, Date Code 1138.
This purchase was made as a gift for my elderly mother and one of the primary reasons for selecting this type of pot is the safety feature of a pot that turns itself off.
Yesterday, June 28, 2013, my mother called to tell me that she had turned the pot on to make her tea and turned around to do something else (common, I do this regularly, turn the pot on and then go check on laundry, let the dog in or out, go grab the mail, whatever). She heard a noise and turned back to the pot as it BURST INTO FLAMES **INSIDE**, WITH WATER **IN** IT!
Thankfully she had not left the room as her pot, like mine, and I'm sure most folks, is sitting on the counter top under the upper cupboards. It could easily have been disastrous if she had.
Amazon is kindly refunding my purchase and Better Chef has been notified of this problem but USE CARE.