Note: The following press release provides consumers with safety information that was originally announced on September 1, 2011 in release #11-315

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Fuel Barons Recalls Pourable Gel Fuels Due to Burn and Flash Fire Hazards

The pourable gel fuel can ignite unexpectedly and splatter onto people and objects.

Recall date: September 28, 2011
Recall number: 11-337
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Recall Summary

Name of product:

OZOfire™ Pourable Gel Fuel (Formula 4) and SUREFIRE™ Pourable Gel Fuel (Formula 4) Bottles


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:

Report an Incident Involving this Product

Recall Details


About 14,000 bottles and jugs

Description and Models

The recall involves pourable gel fuels packaged in one-quart and one-gallon plastic bottles and plastic jugs and sold with or without citronella. The label on the container says “OZOfire™” or “SUREFIRE™,” “Formula 4” and “Pure Bio-Ethanol Fuel Pourable Gel.” The fuel is poured into a stainless steel cup in the center of ceramic firepots or other decorative lighting devices and ignited. The following products are affected by this recall:

1 QT OZOfire™ F4 Pourable Gel Fuel
1 QT SUREFIRE™ S4 Pourable Gel Fuel
1 GAL OZOfire™ F4 Pourable Gel Fuel


Fuel Barons has received one report of an incident where a man sustained second-degree burns to his hand and wrist.


Consumers should immediately stop using the pourable gel fuel in firepots. Consumers should discard the pourable gel fuel and bottles in accordance with local and/or state environmental regulation(s).

Sold at

Online at as well as other online retailers from January 2010 until August 2011 for between $8.50 and $22.


Fuel Barons Inc., of Stateline, Nev.


Fuel Barons Inc., of Stateline, Nev.

Manufactured in

United States