Katadyn North America Recalls Camping Stoves and Equipment Due to Risk of Fire


December 14, 2010

Katadyn North America and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced a recall of Optimus Nova and Nova+ camping stoves and equipment. The stove's fuel line can leak, or damage to the O-rings can create a potential fire hazard for consumers. Stove serial numbers QA000011 through QA007313 are included in this recall. The serial number and "Optimus" are printed on the side of the camping stove. Pumps and spare parts kits also were sold separately.

According to the CPSC, consumers should immediately stop using the camping stove and equipment and contact Katadyn to receive a free repair. At Montlick and Associates, Attorneys at Law, we have been representing people throughout Atlanta and ALL of Georgia who have been injured or killed by defective products for over 25 years.

A consumer who is injured by a defective product may seek compensation for one's injuries by filing a lawsuit based on Georgia product liability law. Product liability refers to the liability of any or all parties along the chain of manufacture for injuries caused by the defective product. Responsible parties for a defective product may include the manufacturer of component parts, an assembling manufacturer, the wholesaler, and the retailer who sold the product.

A Georgia product liability lawsuit may be based three distinct legal theories including negligence, strict liability or warranty. A negligence product liability theory is based on the failure to exercise ordinary care in any of the following:

  • Design or manufacture of the product
  • Inadequate instructions or warnings
  • Lack of testing or inspection of the product

A company may also be strictly liable or liable under a breach of warranty theory under Georgia product liability law based on the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for the intended purpose. These implied warranties are included as a matter of law with the purchase of a product and are based on the premise that the product is fit for purposes intended by the seller and fit for the buyer's intended use that was known to the seller.

Defective products can cause serious even life threatening injuries resulting in major medical expenses, painful rehabilitation and a financially debilitating loss of household income. If you or your loved one has been injured by a defective product, including a Katadyn camping stove, we can help. At Montlick and Associates, Attorneys at Law, our experienced Georgia product liability lawyers have been assisting Georgia consumers injured or killed by defective products in seeking compensation for their injuries for a quarter of a decade. We are available to assist clients throughout all of Georgia, including but not limited to Albany, Athens, Atlanta, Augusta, Columbus, Dalton, Gainesville, Macon, Marietta, Rome, Roswell, Savannah, Smyrna, Valdosta, Warner Robins and all smaller cities and rural areas in the state. Call us today for your free consultation at 1-800-LAW-NEED (1-800-529-6333), or visit us on the web at www.montlick.com. No matter where you are in Georgia, we are just a phone call away, and we will even come to you.

Category: Personal Injury

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