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

Release Date: April 04, 2024
  • True Brothers Fuel Bottle - Front
    True Brothers Fuel Bottle - Front
  • True Brothers Fuel Bottle - Side
    True Brothers Fuel Bottle - Side

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is warning consumers to immediately stop using True Brothers refillable fuel bottles sold by Shenzhen Yinglong Industrial 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.

The fuel bottles pose a flash fire hazard to all users due to lack of 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 True Brothers fuel bottles are unknown. Additionally, the label lacks mandatory safety information, violating the Federal Hazardous Substances Act.

The fuel bottles were sold online at from an unknown start date through January 2024 for around $17. The True Brothers fuel bottle is red with a black cap and white markings bearing “multi fuel stove”, “FUEL BOTTLE”, and warnings and instructions in English and Chinese. 

CPSC issued a Notice of Violation to the seller Shenzhen Yinglong Industrial Co., Ltd. of China, doing business as LetSports, 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.

CPSC urges consumers to stop using the fuel bottles immediately and to dispose of them empty as normal refuse.

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