October 2, 2000
Compact Camper Stoves Recalled by Zebco
OK (SafetyAlerts) - Zebco, a
division of Brunswick Corp., said today it is voluntarily recalling about 9,600 compact
camper stoves. These camper stoves could have been shipped with butane already in the fuel
compartment, posing a fire and burn hazard. Also, because of a possible problem with the
fuel control mechanism, the stoves could flare up or catch fire when operated.
Zebco has received one report of butane being shipped in the fuel compartment of a camper
stove. There have been no reports of injuries.
The American Camper® Compact Butane Stoves are single burner units about 5.5 inches in
diameter with a yellow base bearing an American Camper® logo and black burner plate. The
base has diamond-shaped openings on its sides. The stove has an electronic ignition switch
and is intended for outdoor use. They have model numbers 2140BF or 2140BFW on the
Sporting goods, camping supply and mass merchandise stores nationwide sold these stoves
from May 1999 through July 2000 for between $15 and $25.
Consumers should stop using these stoves immediately, and call Zebco to arrange to have
their stove picked up. Consumers returning their stoves will receive a $25 refund. For
more information, call Zebco at (800) 558-9876 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday
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