The American Camping Tent Association said it was “deeply disappointed” by the decision to scrap the industry’s annual convention.
The industry has faced intense scrutiny for its lack of inspection and inspection compliance, and for a lack of regulation.
The association said that if the ban is rescinded, it could be “disastrous for the industry, its employees, and its customers.”
It said it would continue to fight for tighter inspection, including by developing a “certification system” for manufacturers to certify that their products meet the government’s standards.
In the past, Camping World and many other campsites have used the tent heat as a way to warm up and cook during the heat of the day.
Camping world officials said in a statement that the ban was “designed to make camping safer by reducing the potential for campers to burn themselves or others.”