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

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.
Recall date:
September 28, 2011
"About 100,000 bottles"

Recall Details


This recall involves pourable gel fuels sold in 29.9-ounce and 29.98-ounce, one-quart clear plastic bottles and sold with or without citronella oil. The label on the container has a stylized flame and the words “Real Flame” and “Pourable Gel Fireplace Fuel.” 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:

SizeModel NumberSKU
29.9 ounce 2164 752-370012641
1 QT 2164 752-370012641
29.98 ounce with Citronella 2165 752-370021658


This firm is part of a larger set of pourable gel fuel recalls. For more information, please see:


News ReleaseNine Manufacturers, Distributors Announce Consumer Recall of Pourable Gel Fuel Due to Burn and Flash Fire Hazards (Sept. 1, 2011)


News ReleaseNapa Home & Garden Recalls NAPAfire and FIREGEL Pourable Gel Fuel Due to Fire and Burn Hazards (June 22, 2011)


OnSafety BlogStop Using Pourable Gel Fuels (June 22, 2011)


AlertPress Statement on Gel Fuels and Other Illuminating Fuels (June 14, 2011)


Consumers should immediately stop using the pourable gel fuel and return the gel fuel to the firm for a full refund.


None reported

Sold At:

Target.com, Meijer.com, JCPenney.com, Sears.com, Amazon.com and Realflame.com from January 2009 through August 2011 for between $10 and $13.


Real Flame, of Racine, Wis.

Manufactured In:
United States
Recall number: