Century Tool and Manufacturing Has Recalled Camping StovesDec 26, 2002 | Safetyalerts.com 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.