Outdoor Agencies Pty Ltd—Optimus Nova, Optimus Nova+, Optimus Nova and Nova+ Pump, Optimus Nova and Nova+ Spare Parts Set Light, Optimus Repair Kit Nova and Nova+

Identifying features

Optimus Nova multifuel stove (Art. No. 8016276), Optimus Nova+ multifuel stove (Art. No. 8016277), Optimus Nova and Nova+ pump (Art. No. 8017904), Optimus Nova and Nova+ spare parts set light (Art. No. 8016305 + 8520), Optimus Repair kit Nova and Nova+ (Art. No. 8017632 + 8511)

What are the defects?

A sharp edge left over from tooling for the quick-action coupling and the ON/OFF fuel supply valve of the pump may cause the O-rings to tear.
Also, the O-rings used in the fuel hose and in the ON/OFF valve on some stoves can expand with the use of certain kinds of fuel.
Additionally, some Nova stoves of the latest production lots may have fuel hoses that are not completely crimped and could detach.

What are the hazards?

One or more of the defects described, which result in torn or expanded O-rings, can cause fuel leakage and create a fire hazard to consumers.

What should consumers do?

Users of these products should stop using them immediately and visit www.optimusstoves.com/en/service/nova-recall and fill out the online form.

Alternatively users can contact Outdoor Agencies Pty Ltd in Australia on 02 8717 7309 or via novarecall@outdooragencies.com.au.

Katadyn Products Inc will then send through the necessary parts for replacement / repair. As the available volumes of some of the replacement parts are limited, Katadyn Products Inc cannot guarantee an immediate return. Supply of the replacement parts could take several months.

Traders who sold this product

Specialty outdoor retailers and online stores

Where the product was sold
Nationally
Dates available for sale
  • 1 January 2009 - 31 October 2010

Recall advertisements and supporting documentation

Responsible regulator

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is the responsible regulator for this recall.

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission
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