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CPSC Warns Consumers to Immediately Stop Using Xastro Fuel Bottles Due to Risk of Poisoning, Burn, and Flash Fire Hazards; Violation of Federal Safety Regulations for Portable Fuel Containers

Release Date: June 20, 2024
  • Xastro Fuel Bottle - front
    Xastro Fuel Bottle - front
  • Xastro Fuel Bottle - side
    Xastro Fuel Bottle - side

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is warning consumers to immediately stop using Xastro fuel bottles, sold by Zhengzhou Weipai Jiajuyou Xian Gongsi, because they pose a risk of poisoning and burns to children due to lack of a child resistant closure, which violates the Children’s Gasoline Burn Prevention Act.

Furthermore, the fuel bottles pose a flash fire hazard to all users because they lack a flame mitigation device. Under the Portable Fuel Container Safety Act, portable fuel containers manufactured after July 12, 2023, must have flame mitigation devices that impede the propagation of a flame into the container. The manufacture dates of the bottles are unknown. Additionally, the labeling violates the Federal Hazardous Substances Act because it lacks mandatory safety information.

CPSC issued a Notice of Violation to the seller, Zhengzhou Weipai Jiajuyou Xian Gongsi, of China, doing business as WPHome, but the firm has not agreed to recall these fuel bottles or offer a remedy to consumers. Consumers who purchased the product will receive this notice directly.

The fuel bottles were sold online at from July 2021 through April 2024 for about $12. The Xastro fuel bottle is orange with a black cap and white markings bearing “Xastro,” “fuel bottle”, “750ML”, and warnings and instructions in English with a skull and crossbones symbol, and a fire pictogram.

CPSC urges consumers to stop using the fuel bottles immediately and to dispose of them empty in the trash.

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