Note: The following press release provides consumers with safety information that was originally announced on September 1, 2011 in release #11-315."
This recall involves pourable gel fuels packaged in one-quart plastic bottles. They are sold with or without citronella. The fuel is poured into a stainless steel cup in the center of ceramic fire pots. The label on the container reads ""TIKI® GEL FUEL."" The following products are included in this recall:
This firm is part of a larger set of pourable gel fuel recalls. For more information, please see:
News Release: Nine Manufacturers, Distributors Announce Consumer Recall of Pourable Gel Fuel Due to Burn and Flash Fire Hazards (Sept. 1, 2011)
News Release: Napa Home & Garden Recalls NAPAfire and FIREGEL Pourable Gel Fuel Due to Fire and Burn Hazards (June 22, 2011)
OnSafety Blog: Stop Using Pourable Gel Fuels (June 22, 2011)
Alert: Press Statement on Gel Fuels and Other Illuminating Fuels (June 14, 2011)"
Consumers should immediately stop using the pourable gel fuel in fire pots and call Lamplight Farms to arrange for the gel fuel to be returned to Lamplight for a full refund.
Lamplight has received one report of an incident in which a consumer poured gel fuel on a fire pot that was still burning, resulting in burns to a bystander's arm that required medical treatment."
Retail stores nationwide and online from December 2010 through September 2011 for about $10.
Lamplight Farms Inc., of Menomonee Falls, Wis.
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