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11/23/2010 // WPB, FL, USA // Personal Injury Lawyers News // Nicole Howley

Minneapolis, MN—Katadyn North America Inc. and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) have voluntarily recalled camping stoves and equipment over fire hazards. About 5,300 camping stoves and equipment in the United States and about 24,000 in Canada were recalled on November 22, 2010.

The recall was initiated after discovering that the damaged fuel lines and/or O-rings may cause fuel to leak, which poses a fire hazard to consumers.

The CPSC reported, “This recall involves Optimus Nova and Nova+ camping stoves and equipment, including the stove’s fuel pump and spare parts/repair kits. The stoves are black metal, measure about 6 inches in diameter and 3 ½ inches high and can be used with multiple types of fuel. Stove serial numbers QA000011 through QA007313 are included in this recall. The serial number and ‘Optimus’ are printed on the side of the camping stove. Pumps and spare parts kits also were sold separately. Pumps have a green open/close valve. Spare parts kits model numbers include 80163051, 8520, 80176321 and 8511 and are printed on the packaging.”

Consumers are advised to contact Katadyn to receive a free repair.

For further information concerning the recall, consumers can contact Katadyn at (800) 755-6701 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday. Consumers can also register for the recall at www.optimusstoves.com/usen/.

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