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Camping pots are being recalled by Sea to Summit due to scald and burn hazards

Camping Pots by Sea to Summit Recalled Due to Burn and Scald Hazard 1-17-21Sea to Summit is recalling about 16,200 Alpha and Sigma camping pots in the United States and about 2,050 in Canada.

The nylon latch can disengage from the pot and cause the handle to detach, posing burn and scald hazards.

Sea to Summit has received 10 reports of the latch disengaging or becoming damaged due to excessive heat exposure. No injuries have been reported.  

This recall involves Sea to Summit aluminum Alpha and stainless-steel Sigma camping pots with a black Nylon latch that keeps the handle in the open position while in use. Alpha and Sigma camping pots also come with lids.

These pots were sold in 1.2-, 1.9-, 2.7- and 3.7-liter sizes and are used for camp cooking. 

The Alpha pots are a matte gray and the Sigma pots are polished stainless steel and black. 

The pots have “Sea to Summit” written on the front, along with the pot size. The Alpha pots state “Hard Anodised Compact Cooking System” below the name and size; the Sigma pots state “Premium Stainless-Steel Compact Cooking System.” 

Handle usage guidelines and warnings are also written on the side of the pot. Only pots with a black latch that doesn’t have a screw are part of this recall.

The pots were sold individually and as part of camping cookware sets.

Alpha Cookware

Alpha Pot 1.2 Liter 

Alpha Pot 1.9 Liter 

Alpha Pot 2.7 Liter 

Alpha Pot 3.7 Liter 

Alpha Cook Set 1.1 - 1.2L pot, 1 bowl, 1 mug 

Alpha Pot Set 2.0 - 1.2L pot & 2.7L pot

Alpha Cook Set 2.1 - 1.9L pot, 2 bowls, 2 mugs

Alpha 2 Pot Cook Set 2.2 - 1.2L pot, 2.7L pot, 2 bowls, 2 mugs

Alpha 2 Pot Cook Set 4.2 - 2.7L pot, 3.7L pot, 4 bowls, 4 mugs

Sigma Cookware

Sigma Pot 1.2 L 

Sigma Pot 1.9 L 

Sigma Pot 2.7 L 

Sigma Pot 3.7 L 

Sigma Pot Set 2.0 - 1.2L pot & 2.7L pot 

Sigma Cook Set 1.1 - 1.2L pot, 1 bowl, 1 mug

Sigma Cook Set 2.1 - 1.9L pot, 2 bowls, 2 mugs 

Sigma 2 Pot Cook Set 2.2 - 1.2L pot, 2.7L pot, 2 bowls, 2 mugs

The camping pots were sold at REI stores and other sporting goods stores nationwide and online at nationwide from January 2019 through November 2020. The cost was between $40 and $130.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled Alpha and Sigma pots with a black nylon latch and contact Sea to Summit for a free latch repair kit, the company and U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission advise.

For more information, call Sea to Summit at 888-201-4977 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. MT Monday through Friday, email, visit or, and click on “Product Safety” at the bottom of the page.


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