Feb 11, 2009 at 7:42 pm #1233983
Reginald DonaldsonBPL Member
@worthLocale: Wind River Range
NEWS from CPSC
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs
Washington, DC 20207
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 11, 2009
Firm's Recall Hotline: (888) 611-9905
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
Outdoor Stoves Recalled by Jetboil Due to Burn Hazard
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, 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.
Name of Product: Personal Cooking Systems and Group Cooking Systems
Units: About 15,000
Manufacturer: Jetboil Inc., of Manchester, N.H.
Hazard: A tight valve attached to the stove's fuel source can allow gas to leak, posing a fire hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: Jetboil has received five reports of fires resulting from leaking fuel. No injuries have been reported.
Description: This recall involves personal and group cooking stoves often used during outdoor camping. The recalled models include: Personal Cooking Systems in black (PBL075-BLK-(PCS) and camo (PBL075-CAMO-(PCS), Backcountry Gourmet Set (BDLFRY), Personal Cooking System with Companion Cup (BDL001), Personal Cooking System with Pot Support & Stabilizer (BDL002), Personal Cooking System with Coffee Press (BDL003), and Personal Cooking System Java Kit (BDLJAVA) and Group Cooking System (GCS150).
Sold at: Specialty outdoor and general sporting goods stores nationwide and on the Internet from July 2008 through November 2008 for between $100 and $130.
Manufactured in: United States
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled product and contact Jetboil for a repair or replacement.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Jetboil toll-free at (866) 611-9905 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at http://www.jetboil.com. Consumers can also email the firm at firstname.lastname@example.org
To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recall product, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml09/09126.htmlFeb 11, 2009 at 9:05 pm #1477261
justin veloBPL Member
jetboil has really let us all downFeb 12, 2009 at 1:42 am #1477285
@rcaffinLocale: Wollemi & Kosciusko NPs, Europe
> jetboil has really let us all down
But Jetboil did not actually make the stove. They sourced it through Primus, who probably got it from … ?
CheersFeb 12, 2009 at 1:56 am #1477287
Well now we know why they called the new version the JetBoil Flash… ;-)Feb 12, 2009 at 2:27 am #1477288
John S.BPL Member
Heard they had a new stove coming out called the Jetboil "FLARE".Feb 12, 2009 at 3:20 am #1477294
Rog TallblokeBPL Member
@tallblokeLocale: DON'T LOOK DOWN!!
Dangerous stuff pressurized gas.
At least no-one has been injured, and Jetboil are seeking to remedy the situation.Feb 12, 2009 at 6:34 am #1477309
Greg MihalikBPL Member
Be happy that the corporation that processes peanuts doesn't control JetBoil…Feb 12, 2009 at 7:50 am #1477333
Jim W.BPL Member
From the pictures it looks like the recalled version might be lighter…
Mine has the pre-recall design and seems to seat very well on the three brands of canisters I've tried (Jetboil, MSR, Snowpeak)
It's interesting that Jetboil announced the recall a solid two months before CPSC posted it. I would think that a safety watchdog agency would be quicker than that.Feb 12, 2009 at 7:50 am #1477334
Piper S.BPL Member
@sbhikesLocale: Santa Barbara (Name: Diane)
It says a tight valve causes the problem. Don't crank it down so hard.Feb 12, 2009 at 8:29 am #1477342
Jim W.BPL Member
It is the canister attachment threads on the bottom of the valve assembly, not the valve itself. This resulted in canisters not being fully tightened and leaking.Feb 12, 2009 at 8:32 am #1477343
Greg MihalikBPL Member
Diane, you said "It says a tight valve causes the problem. Don't crank it down so hard."
The recall says
"Hazard: A tight valve attached to the stove's fuel source can allow gas to leak, posing a fire hazard to consumers."
I read this as saying 'even' a tight valve can allow gas to leak.
It says nothing about "overly tight" or operator error.Feb 12, 2009 at 9:00 am #1477347
Tom CaldwellBPL Member
I have the pre-recall version A, which looks just like the fitting from a Primus Classic Trail stove. I've never seen the other kinds but they sure do look cheap in the pictures.
I'm not as scared of it as I am of pouring alcohol into a still-burning, invisible-flame stove during the daylight!
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