Kmart Recalls Exploding Single Burner Gas Stoves

Buyer Beware. The dangerous unit is the PL-222 — IAPMO, certification number GMK10262.

The low-cost burners are prone to leakage, and the store is taking no chances.

The unit in question is PL-222 — IAPMO with the certification number GMK10262. Produced by Active & Co, the stoves were sold between Dec 2015 and April 2017, retailing for under $30.

To date, the recall seems to apply mainly to stores in Australia, where product users have reported near-disaster experiences with the product.

CodeWatcher has inquired as to whether these units were/are also sold in the United States or shipped to U.S. customers via online portals. We will update this blog as soon as we have more information.

Of special concern is the fact that this model is extremely popular, and because of its low cost, likely to be a choice of people in hurricane or flood impacted regions looking for a temporary cooking solution.