December 26, 2002Century Tool and Manufacturing Has
Recalled Camping Stoves
Valley, IL (SafetyAlerts)
- Century Tool and Manufacturing Co. Inc. has recalled
about 6,300 propane-powered camping stoves. The burner assembly in the
stoves can restrict the flow of gas, which can cause a leak. The leaking gas
can ignite and weaken the hose, causing it to separate from the stove and
pose a fire hazard to consumers.
Century Tool and Manufacturing has received eight reports of hoses
separating from the stove, causing one minor injury.
The recalled stoves include the Century, Hillary, and LL Bean brand names.
The stoves have a drip tray, two or three burners, and a black or green base
with a label identifying the brand name. The manufacturing date (050202
through 073102) and model number (4660, 4665, 4675, 4730, 4960, 72861, and
4960LLB) are printed on the inside of the stove's lid. The stoves were
manufactured in the United States.
Sporting goods, camping supply and mass merchandise stores nationwide sold
these stoves from May 2002 through September 2002 for up to $90.
Consumers should stop using the recalled stoves immediately and call Century
at (800) 435-4525 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. CT Monday though Friday to
receive information on replacing their stove. Consumers can also write to
Century Tool and Mfg. Company, P.O. Box 188, Cherry Valley, IL 61016 or
visit the company's website at www.centurytoolmfg.com.