Note: Firm is out of business.
Recall Details Report an Incident Involving this Product
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
This recall involves pourable gel fuels packaged in 16-ounce 32-ounce and 64-ounce plastic bottles and sold with or without citronella oil. The labels on the container say "Bird Brain Firepot Fuel Gel" or "BioFuel Fuel Gel." The bottles were sold as single bottles and in multiple-bottle packages. The gel 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 Name||Item Number||UPC|
|16 oz. Bottle||Firepot Clear Fuel Gel||11820010||03913803231-7|
|16 oz. Bottle||Firepot Citronella Fuel Gel||11820011||03913802866-2|
|32 oz. Bottle||Firepot Clear Fuel Gel||11820001
|32 oz. Metal Can||Firepot Clear Fuel Gel||11820014
|32 oz. Bottle||Firepot Citronella Fuel Gel||11820002
|32 oz. Metal Can||Firepot Citronella Fuel Gel||11820020
|32 oz. Bottle||BioFuel Gel||11820016||03913803322-2|
|64 oz. Bottle||Firepot Clear Fuel Gel||11820022||03913803304-8|
|64 oz. Bottle||Firepot Citronella Fuel Gel||11820023||03913803305-5|
Bird Brain is aware of 20 reports of incidents, resulting in 11 injuries that involved first-, second- and third-degree burns.
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).
Sears, K-Mart, Target and other major retailers; Amazon.com, Target.com, Buy.com and various online specialty, home and garden, pet and gift shops and independent retailers from October 2008 through August 2011. Individual units were sold for between $8 and $18. Multi-packs were sold for between for between $18 and $136.
Bird Brain Inc. of Ypsilanti, Mich.
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