Camping Stoves Recall - Latest Info

Camping Stoves Recall - Latest Info

Camping Stoves Recall - Latest Info

Health Canada and The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission, in conjunction with Katadyn North America Inc., announced a voluntary recall of 7,700 camping stoves - 5,300 in the U.S. and 2,400 in Canada. Owners of these stoves are warned to immediately cease using these products as there is a possible fire hazard due to damaged fuel lines and 0-rings that would enable fuel to leak out. Customers are asked to contact Katadyn for a free repair of these items.

Although there have been no reports of injury or fire, the company has received 70 reports of broken o-rings or fuel leaking out of fuel lines.

The stoves are named Optimus Nova and Nova+ and those with serial numbers QA000011 through QA007313 are the affected products. They measure 6 inches across and 3 1/2 inches tall, and are black in color.

Fuel pumps and spare parts are also included in this recall. They have a green open and close valve. Serial numbers for the spare parts kits are 80163051,8520,80176321 and 8511. The serial numbers are printed on the packaging.

These products were sold throughout the U.S. and Canada and online from January 2009 until September 2010. Each stove retailed between $150 and $180, whilst pumps and spare parts kits retailed for between $15 to $50.

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