If You Have This Pot at Home, Stop Using It Immediately

A recall has just been issued for more than 16,000 of these pots.

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Your home may be filled to the brim with various pots and pans that you don't think twice before using. But there is now at least one type of pot you need to double-check before grabbing again: Sea to Summit has just issued a recall for several of their camping pots. Read on to find out which pots have been recalled, and for more things you may need to get rid of, If You Have This Spice in Your Pantry, the FDA Says Check It Immediately.

Two different types of camping pots from Sea to Summit have been recalled.

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Sea to Summit has just recalled around 16,200 camping pots in the United States and an additional 2,050 in Canada, according to an announcement by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) on Jan. 13. The recall affects both their aluminum Alpha and stainless-steel Sigma camping pots, which were both sold separately and as part of camping cookware sets. These pots were available for purchase in sizes 1.2 liter, 1.9 liter, 2.7 liter, and 3.7 liter. The Alpha pots were also sold within five different sets, and the Sigma pots were sold in four different sets.

The Alpha camping pots are matte gray and have "Sea to Summit" written on the front, with "Hard Anodised Compact Cooking System" written below. Sigma camping pots are polished stainless steel and black with "Sea to Summit" and "Premium Stainless-Steel Compact Cooking System" written on the outside of the pots. And for more up-to-date information, sign up for our daily newsletter.

But only pots that are missing a screw are being recalled.

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The CPSC notes that "only pots with a black latch that does NOT have a screw are part of this recall." According to the report, this is because the nylon latch on these camping pots can open when not screwed in, which can cause the handle to detach and possibly burn or scald someone. So far, Sea to Summit has received 10 reports of the latch disengaging or becoming damaged because of excessive heat exposure, but no injuries have been reported. And for more things that may injure you, If You Have This Phone Charger, Stop Using It Immediately.

These pots were sold in major camping stores through Nov. 2020.

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You may have purchased one of these pots at any sporting goods store nationwide anytime between Jan. 2019 and Nov. 2020, CPSC says. They also specifically note that these pots were sold at REI stores and on REI's online store. However, Sea to Summit says that no matter where you purchased your pot, you should contact them directly for a replacement. According to the company, "this is the most efficient way of resolving the problem so that you are safe and can use the pot on your next trip." And for more items that could be dangerous when used, If You Bought This From Costco, Stop Using It Immediately.

Customers should fill out a form to receive a replacement piece from the manufacturer.

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According to the CPSC, customers who have one of the recalled pots should stop using it "immediately" and contact Sea to Summit for a free latch repair kit. The company has a contact form on their website for customers, and an instructional video that can help anyone once they have received a replacement latch.

"The replacement latch wraps around the handle and is affixed with a screw," Sea to Summit notes in their recall announcement. "It has also been designed to provide a tighter fit around the handle to keep the handle in the locked 'open' position." And for more recent recalls, The FDA Is Urging You Not to Eat This One Type of Yogurt.

Kali Coleman
Kali is an assistant editor at Best Life. Read more
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