On October 6, 2022, Katadyn North America issued a recall for their Optimus Gemini Portable Gas Stove, specifically their portable 2-burner stoves. According to the recall, recall number 23-004, the recalled stove’s gas regulator can potentially have a tear in the seal, which could result in a gas leak. This poses a fire risk. The recall affects approximately 1,100 products.
The portable stoves are black metal with silver top burner surfaces. They measure about 12 inches long and 4 inches wide. They have “Optimus” printed on the side. These portable stoves can be used with isobutane-propane fuel. The affected products have serial numbers in the following ranges: RG000001 through RG006788 and RG023004 through RG023323.
The recalled portable gas stoves were sold from January 2021 to September 2022 for approximately $178 each. They were sold at specialty outdoor and sporting goods stores around the country and online at multiple websites.
So far, no incidents or injuries have been reported. The company is urging consumers affected by the recall to stop using the product and either return it to the store from which they purchased it or directly to them to receive a full refund. Although this definitely may seem the right thing to do, it is essential that that affected parties do not return the product and accept a refund. Instead, consumers who were harmed by the defective product should seek legal assistance as soon as possible – as they could have grounds to file a product liability recall lawsuit.
For more information about the legal options available to you, contact the experts here at the Downtown L.A. Law Group today. Here at our law firm, our recall lawyers are ready to provide you with all the information that you need to file your defective product injury lawsuit and recover the settlement that you are owed.
Possible Injuries Caused by the Defective Portable Gas Stove
As mentioned above, the defective product poses a fire hazard. Unfortunately, unsuspecting consumers could potentially multiple injuries resulting from a fire caused by the defective product. Some examples of possible injuries include the following:
- Burns (first-degree burns, second-degree burns, third-degree burns, etc.)
- Internal burns
- Smoke inhalation injuries
Of course, these injuries can be significant and require extensive medical attention. Injuries can also potentially be fatal.
In addition to injuries, property damage can occur.
What to do if You Were Injured by the Defective Portable Gas Stove
If you or a loved one were injured by the defective Optimus Gemini portable gas stove, you might have questions about the steps to take to start your claim. Consider some of the recommendations listed below:
- Take photos of all injuries sustained in the incident
- Take photos of the scene of the incident
- Take photos of the defective product
- Seek medical attention as soon as possible
- Stop using the product, do not tamper with it or try to repair it, and keep it in a safe place
- Contact the company to report the incident and the harm that you suffered
- Gather all relevant medical records
- Gather records of property damage (including photographs, receipts, etc.)
- Seek legal assistance as soon as possible
Can I File a Class Action Lawsuit?
You might be asking yourself the following questions: Is there a class action lawsuit? How can I join a class action lawsuit on this case? How can I be a part of a class action lawsuit on this case? Class action claims and mass torts claims are very common when it comes to defective products, as multiple consumers are harmed in similar ways – they suffer similar incidents resulting in similar injuries. Is there a class action lawsuit? Because the recall is relatively simple, there is no class action yet. However, as more time passes, victims are likely to start coming forward. To participate in a class action claim, you need to find a class action lawyer that can guide you every step of the way.
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You could be entitled to compensation, including medical costs, lost pay, pain and suffering, property damage, punitive damages, and legal costs, for example. If you are ready to fight for your rights after being harmed by the defective portable gas stove, contact the experts here at our law firm immediately. Our recall lawyers here at the Downtown L.A. Law Group are ready to help you.
We offer free legal services, including free consultations and free second opinions. During these free legal services, our lawyers will provide you with all the information that you need to either begin or continue your claim. Yes – we can help you even if you have already started the legal process elsewhere and are looking to switch lawyers. For a free case evaluation, contact us immediately.
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