Following product observation and quality assurance measures, Katadyn Products Inc. announced a voluntary recall of the Optimus Nova and Optimus Nova+ Multifuel Expedition Stoves: A fine edge left over from tooling of the quick-action coupling and of the ON/OFF fuel supply valve of the pump may cause the O-rings to wear prematurely. Also, the O-rings used in the fuel hose and in the ON/OFF valve on some stoves can expand in certain kinds of fuel. Some Nova stoves of the latest production lots may have fuel hoses which are not completely crimped and could get detached. These failures can cause fuel leakage and thus pose a fire hazard to consumers.
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The following products are affected by the recall:
The recalled stoves and pumps were sold at outdoor and sporting goods retailers or on the internet between January 2009 and September 2010.
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