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Reginald Donaldson
(worth) - MLife

Locale: Wind River Range
Jetboil recall on 02/11/2009 20:42:33 MST Print View

NEWS from CPSC
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs
Washington, DC 20207

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 11, 2009
Release #09-126

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 www.jetboil.com. Consumers can also email the firm at customerservice@jetboil.com

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.html

justin velo
(jetboiler) - MLife
I can't believe this! on 02/11/2009 22:05:06 MST Print View

jetboil has really let us all down

Roger Caffin
(rcaffin) - BPL Staff - MLife

Locale: Wollemi & Kosciusko NPs, Europe
Re: I can't believe this! on 02/12/2009 02:42:13 MST Print View

> 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 ... ?

Cheers

Ashley Brown
(ashleyb) - F
Re: Jetboil recall on 02/12/2009 02:56:37 MST Print View

Well now we know why they called the new version the JetBoil Flash... ;-)

Edited by ashleyb on 02/12/2009 02:57:07 MST.

John S.
(jshann) - F
Re: Re: Jetboil recall on 02/12/2009 03:27:35 MST Print View

Heard they had a new stove coming out called the Jetboil "FLARE".

Edited by jshann on 02/12/2009 03:28:55 MST.

Rog Tallbloke
(tallbloke) - F

Locale: DON'T LOOK DOWN!!
Re: I can't believe this! on 02/12/2009 04:20:30 MST Print View

Dangerous stuff pressurized gas.
At least no-one has been injured, and Jetboil are seeking to remedy the situation.

Greg Mihalik
(greg23) - M

Locale: Colorado
Re: Re: I can't believe this! on 02/12/2009 07:34:46 MST Print View

Be happy that the corporation that processes peanuts doesn't control JetBoil...

Jim W.
(jimqpublic) - MLife

Locale: So-Cal
Jetboil recall on 02/12/2009 08:50:10 MST Print View

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.

Edited by jimqpublic on 02/12/2009 08:53:31 MST.

Piper S.
(sbhikes) - F

Locale: Santa Barbara (Name: Diane)
Tight valve on 02/12/2009 08:50:16 MST Print View

It says a tight valve causes the problem. Don't crank it down so hard.

Jim W.
(jimqpublic) - MLife

Locale: So-Cal
Canister threads Re: Tight valve on 02/12/2009 09:29:15 MST Print View

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.

Greg Mihalik
(greg23) - M

Locale: Colorado
Re: Tight valve on 02/12/2009 09:32:43 MST Print View

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.

Edited by greg23 on 02/12/2009 09:34:51 MST.

Tom Caldwell
(Coldspring) - F

Locale: Ozarks
Jetboil recall on 02/12/2009 10:00:36 MST Print View

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!