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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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.
About 14,000 bottles and jugs
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:
|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.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risk of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product-related incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products has contributed to a decline in the rate of injuries associated with consumer products over the past 50 years.
Federal law prohibits any person from selling products subject to a Commission ordered recall or a voluntary recall undertaken in consultation with the CPSC.