Sea to Summit recall

Recall: Sea to Summit Warns of Cookware ‘Scald Hazard’

Sea to Summit recalled more than 18,000 camp pots across North America, saying a faulty part may pose a scald or burn risk.

Australia’s Sea to Summit, manufacturer of packable, ultralight outdoor and camp gear, is voluntarily recalling thousands of nesting camp pots. Only some Alpha and Sigma models are affected, so the brand warns consumers should stop using the pots and check to see if they require replacement parts.

According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Sea to Summit has received 10 reports of the black nylon latch, which locks the pot handle when in use, “disengaging or becoming loose due to excessive heat.”

Sea to Summit said it has not received any reports of injury. Read on to determine if you have a defective pot.

Sea to Summit Alpha, Sigma Cook Pot Recall

The CPSC reports this recall impacts about 16,200 camp pots in the U.S. and another 2,050 in Canada. Sigma and Alpha pots with the faulty part sold online and in-store at REI and other sporting goods stores. The pots retailed between $40 and $130 in the following sizes: 1.2L, 1.9L, 2.7L, and 3.7L. These pots also sold as part of Sea to Summit camp cook sets.

The issue relates to the nylon latch that engages the pot’s swinging handle. Faulty units have a latch without a screw in it. See the images below for instructions on how to identify which pots are included in the recall.

Sea to Summit cook pot latch recall

If your pot has a latch with no screw, you’re eligible for free replacement parts. Fill out this form to receive a replacement latch.

Sea to Summit also posted the following video instructions to help install the new latch:

If you have any questions regarding the Alpha and Sigma cook pot recall, visit the FAQ and info page, or email Sea to Summit at

Adam Ruggiero

Adam Ruggiero is the editor-in-chief of GearJunkie and a fan of virtually all sports and activities. From biking, running, and (not enough) surfing, to ball sports, camping, and cattle farming — if it's outside, it's worth doing. Adam graduated from the University of Minnesota with a BA in journalism. Likes: unique beer, dogs, stories. Like nots: neckties, escalators, manicured lawns.