The CPSC announced today that nine different manufactures and distributors are recalling more than 2 million units of pourable gel fuel due to serious burn injury risks. The recall involves:
Bird Brain Inc., Bond Manufacturing, Sunjel Company, Fuel Barons, Inc., Lamplight Farms, inc., Luminosities, Inc., Pacific Decor Ltd., Real Flame, and Smart Solar Inc.
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. CPSC is aware of 65 incidents resulting in two deaths and 34 victims who were hospitalized with second and third degree burns of the face, chest, hands, arms or legs.
Of the 65 incidents, 28 of them, including 37 burn injuries and two fatalities, occurred with fuel gel products made by Napa Home & Garden, which conducted a recall of its products in June 2011, in cooperation with CPSC. Also in June, CPSC issued a press statement alerting consumers to the hazards of pourable gel fuels. All pourable gel fuel, regardless of manufacturer, poses flash fire hazards. (More)
The product has been reportedly sold since 2008 and ranged in price from $5 to $20.
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