|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 7, 2011
|Firm's Recall Hotline: (866) 671-7988
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
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Note: The following press release provides consumers with safety information that was originally announced on September 1, 2011 in release #11-315.
Lamplight Farms Recalls Pourable Gel Fuel Due to Burn and Flash Fire Hazards
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer products. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: TIKI® Brand Gel Fuel and TIKI® Brand Citronella Gel Fuel bottles and jugs
Units: About 217,000 bottles and jugs
Distributor: Lamplight Farms Inc., of Menomonee Falls, Wis.
Hazard: The pourable gel fuel can ignite unexpectedly and splatter onto people and objects nearby when it is poured into a fire pot that is still burning. This hazard can occur if the consumer does not see the flame or is not aware that the fire pot is still ignited. Gel fuel that splatters and ignites can pose fire and burn risks to consumers that can be fatal.
Incidents/Injuries: Lamplight has received one report of an incident in which a consumer poured gel fuel on a fire pot that was still burning, resulting in burns to a bystander's arm that required medical treatment.
Description: This recall involves pourable gel fuels packaged in one-quart plastic bottles. They are sold with or without citronella. The fuel is poured into a stainless steel cup in the center of ceramic fire pots. The label on the container reads "TIKI® GEL FUEL." The following products are included in this recall:
Sold at: Retail stores nationwide and online from December 2010 through September 2011 for about $10.
Manufactured in: United States
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the pourable gel fuel in fire pots and call Lamplight Farms to arrange for the gel fuel to be returned to Lamplight for a full refund.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Lamplight Farms toll-free at (866) 671-7988 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit the company's website at www.lamplight.com
This firm is part of a larger set of pourable gel fuel recalls. For more information, please see:
News Release: Nine Manufacturers, Distributors Announce Consumer Recall of Pourable Gel Fuel Due to Burn and Flash Fire Hazards (Sept. 1, 2011)
News Release: Napa Home & Garden Recalls NAPAfire and FIREGEL Pourable Gel Fuel Due to Fire and Burn Hazards (June 22, 2011)
OnSafety Blog: Stop Using Pourable Gel Fuels (June 22, 2011)
Alert: Press Statement on Gel Fuels and Other Illuminating Fuels (June 14, 2011)
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