Sea to Summit recalls camping pots

Photo source: CPSC

The nylon latch can disengage from the pot and cause the handle to detach,

Sea to Summit North America of Boulder, Colo., is recalling about 18,250 Sea to Summit Alpha and Sigma camping pots sold in the U.S. and Canada.

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

The firm 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.

Both come with a lid, were sold in 1.2, 1.9, 2.7- and 3.7-liter sizes and are used for cooking while camping.

The Alpha pots are a matte gray and the Sigma pots are polished stainless steel and black with “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 does NOT have a screw are part of this recall.

A list of the pots, sold individually and as part of camping cookware sets, may be found here.

The pots, manufactured in China, were sold at REI stores and other sporting goods stores nationwide and online at nationwide from January 2019, through November 2020, for between $40 and $130.

What to do

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.

Consumers may contact Sea to Summit toll-free at (888) 201-4977 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (MT) Monday through Friday, by email at or online at for more information.

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