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Burn Hazard: MSR Recalls More Than 60,000 Cooking Pots

One of the most popular cooking products from MSR has been recalled due to a potential burn hazard.

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On February 22, Cascade Designs, parent company of MSR, issued a voluntary recall for more than 60,000 camp cooking pots in the U.S., Mexico, and Canada. According to MSR, the pot handle of select cook pots in the Trail Lite and Reactor series can “come loose or disengaged, potentially spilling contents, including hot liquids, and creating a burn hazard.”

The company asks consumers with pots included in the recall to immediately stop using the product and contact Cascade Designs for a free replacement handle or compatible lifter.

Affected pots range in size from 1L to 2L, and were sold individually or as part of the PocketRocket Stove Kit, Reactor Stove System, and various Trail Lite Cook Sets. They retailed from January 2008 through October 2023 and cost between $40 and $290.

MSR Camping Cooking Pot Recall

msr cook pot recall

Cascade issued the recall in conjunction with the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and said it had received 22 reports of the pot handle either detaching or becoming loose, resulting in two reports of burn injuries.

“Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled camping cooking pot, and contact Cascade Designs for instructions on submitting a photo of the product to receive a free replacement pot handle/lifter,” Cascade Design’s recall announcement reads. “The replacement pot handle/lifter does not require tools to install.”

How to Remedy

MSR stacking pot set with lid and two pots

If you think you may be impacted by the recall, you contact Cascade Designs customer support at 1-800-531-9531 on Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. TO 4 p.m. PST. Alternatively, you can submit a case online. If submitting online, you’ll need to follow these steps:

  1. Enter your contact information and select “A Warranty or Repair of your Product.”
  2. Enter your shipping address.
  3. Under Brand selection, choose “MSR.”
  4. For MSR Product Category, please select “Cookware.”
  5. Select “Customer” as your customer type.
  6. Enter the name of your product(s).
  7. In the Subject field, enter “Pot Handle Recall.” This will help prioritize your request as quickly as possible.
  8. Under “How can we help with your product?” enter “I need a replacement pot grip.”
  9. Take a photo of the pot (with the handle that needs replacing) and upload the photo on your request submission. Select the “Next” button.

According to the brand, a Service Team will follow up and send a replacement pot handle.

MSR requests that owners of the recalled cooking pots do not attempt to return the products in stores. All returns will be processed online, the brand said.

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