Recall date: September 28, 2011
Recall number: 11-339

Recall Summary

Hazard:
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.
Remedy:
Refund

Recall Details Report an Incident Involving this Product

Units:
"About 1,400 bottles (This recall was first announced in Sept. 2011)"
Description:

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.

Description:
"

This recall involves pourable gel fuels packaged in 30-ounce plastic bottles and sold with or without citronella. The label on the container says “Smart Garden” and “SmartJel.” The fuel is poured into a metal cup in the center of ceramic firepots or other decorative lighting devices and ignited. The following products included in this recall:

SizeModel Number/SKUDescription
30 oz. SJ3200 SmartJel Citronella Formula IPA Gel Refill
30 oz. SJ3201 SmartJel Unscented Formula IPA Gel 

 

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)

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Incidents/Injuries:

None reported

 
Remedy:

Consumers should immediately stop using the pourable gel fuel in firepots and return all bottles to the company for a full refund.

Sold At:

Online and selected specialty stores from January 2011 through June 2011 for between $10 and $20.

Manufacturer(s):
Smart Solar Inc., of Oldsmar, Fla.
Distributor(s):

Smart Solar Inc., of Oldsmar, Fla.

Manufactured In:
United States