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Fuel Barons Recalls Pourable Gel Fuels Due to Burn and Flash Fire Hazards

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

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  • 1 GAL OZOfire™ F4 Pourable Gel Fuel
  • 1 QT	OZOfire™ F4 Pourable Gel Fuel
  • 1 QT	SUREFIRE™ S4 Pourable Gel Fuel
Name of Product:
OZOfire™ Pourable Gel Fuel (Formula 4) and SUREFIRE™ Pourable Gel Fuel (Formula 4) Bottles

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 14,000 bottles and jugs

Recall Details


The recall involves pourable gel fuels packaged in one-quart and one-gallon plastic bottles and plastic jugs and sold with or without citronella. The label on the container says "OZOfire™" or "SUREFIRE™," "Formula 4" and "Pure Bio-Ethanol Fuel Pourable Gel." 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:

Size Model
1 QT OZOfire™ F4 Pourable Gel Fuel
1 QT SUREFIRE™ S4 Pourable Gel Fuel
1 GAL OZOfire™ F4 Pourable Gel Fuel

Consumers should immediately stop using the pourable gel fuel in firepots. Consumers should discard the pourable gel fuel and bottles in accordance with local and/or state environmental regulation(s).


Fuel Barons has received one report of an incident where a man sustained second-degree burns to his hand and wrist.

Sold At:
Online at as well as other online retailers from January 2010 until August 2011 for between $8.50 and $22.
Fuel Barons Inc., of Stateline, Nev.
Fuel Barons Inc., of Stateline, Nev.
Manufactured In:
United States
Recall number:

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