Sea to Summit Recalls Camping Pots Due to Burn and Scald Hazards

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Recalled Alpha pot

Recalled Sigma pot

Recalled product with the black nylon latch

Name of product:

Sea to Summit Alpha and Sigma camping pots


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

Recall date:

January 13, 2021


About 16,200 (In addition, about 2,050 were sold in Canada)

Recall Details


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 the Alpha and Sigma camping pots also come with a lid.  These pots 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.  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 does NOT 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


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.


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

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.


Thunder Box, Inc., d/b/a Sea to Summit North America, of Boulder, Colo.; Sea to Summit North America LLC, of Boulder, Colo.

This recall was conducted, voluntarily by the company, under CPSC’s Fast Track Recall process. Fast Track recalls are initiated by firms, who commit to work with CPSC to quickly announce the recall and remedy to protect consumers.

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