Safety Alert Number 1011359

Camping Stoves and Equipment Recalled by
Katadyn North America Due to Fire Hazard
NEWS from CPSC and HC
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Health Canada
Release #11-047
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 755-6701
PSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
PSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
C Media Contact: (613) 957-2983
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, in cooperation with the
firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using
recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer
product. Name of Product: Camping Stoves and Equipment
Units: About 5,300 in the United States and 2,400 in Canada
Importer: Katadyn North America Inc. of Minneapolis, Minn. Hazard: Damaged fuel lines and/or O-rings may cause fuel leakage, posing a fire hazard to consumers. Incidents/Injuries: There are 70 reports of incidents involving the stove's fuel line leaking or damage to O-rings. No
injuries or fires have been reported. Description: 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. Sold at: Specialty outdoor and sporting goods retailers in the United States and Canada and on the Internet from January
2009 through September 2010 for between $150 and $180. The pumps and spare parts kits were also sold separately for
between $15 and $50. Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the camping stove and equipment and contact Katadyn to
receive a free repair. Note: Health Canada's press release is available at
To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled products, please go to: