A US judge says it’s not a crime to make a kettle, but it is, if one does it at home.
In January, a judge in Kentucky ruled that a man could not be fined for making a plastic kettle for a birthday party.
The court noted that a US law states that the use of a kettle is considered a “public accommodation,” meaning that the homeowner is not allowed to discriminate against customers or their property.
Judge Paul Hays issued an order Tuesday saying that it is unlawful to sell, give away, or rent a “sponge or metal spout” as long as it is not a “metal spout that is made of metal.”
He also noted that the kettle is a public accommodation, and that the owner is not entitled to charge a fee.
Kettle falls campgrounds have become popular for family gatherings.
A local newspaper reported in October that a young family was invited to a campground in Kentucky and that they were invited to bring a metal spouts and kettle, which is also considered a public-use item.
Keeper in charge of the kettle, Jeff Gentry, told the Associated Press that the rules are not set in stone.
He said that there are rules for both parties and that there is no legal obligation to charge for a spout.
He added that the judge’s order only applies to the family member that is invited.