Bond Manufacturing Recalls Pourable Gel Fuel Due to Burn and Flash Fire Hazards

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Recall date: September 28, 2011
Recall number: 11-336
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Recall Summary

Name of product:

Bond Firebowl Pourable Gel Fuel Bottle and Jugs

Hazard:

The pourable gel fuel can ignite unexpectedly and splatter onto people and objects nearby when it is poured into a firepot that is still burning. This hazard can occur if the consumer does not see the flame or is not aware that the firepot is still ignited. Gel fuel that splatters and ignites can pose fire and burn risks to consumers that can be fatal.

Consumer Contact:

For additional information, contact Bond Manufacturing toll-free at (866) 771-2663 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or visit the company’s website at www.bondmfg.com

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Recall Details

Units

About 16,500 bottle and jugs. (This recall was first announced in September 2011)

Description and Models

This recall involves pourable gel fuel packaged in 32-ounce and 64-ounce plastic bottles and one-gallon plastic jugs and sold with or without citronella oil. The label on the containers says “Firebowl Gel Fuel” or “Firebowl Gel”. The brand name “Bond” is on some versions of the label. The fuel is poured into a stainless steel cup in the center of ceramic firepots or other decorative lighting devices and ignited. This recall also includes a ceramic fire pot set of two bowls. The box says “2 pack Tabletop Gel Firebowls.” The following products are included:

SizeModel NameItem NumberUPC
32 oz. Firebowl Gel Fuel 66140 034613661402
32 oz. Firebowl Gel Fuel with Citronella 66201 034613662010
64 oz. Firebowl Gel Fuel 66141 034613661419
64 oz. Firebowl Gel Fuel with Citronella 66202 034613662027
2 pack Ceramic Firebowl set 66146 034613661464

Incidents/Injuries

None

Remedy

Consumers should immediately stop using the pourable gel fuel in firepots and return all bottles or jugs to the company for a full refund.

Sold at

Gordmans, Homeclick, SaveMart Supermarkets, Big R Stores, Hy-Vee and various hardware, garden and online stores nationwide from September 2010 until September 2011 for between $5 and $20.

Manufacturer(s)

Bond Manufacturing Co., of Antioch, Calif.

Distributor(s)

Bond Manufacturing Co., of Antioch, Calif.

Manufactured in

China