CPSC: 9 Manufacturers Recall Pourable Gel Fuel; Deaths, Injuries Reported

09/02/2011 // WPB, FL, USA // Personal Injury Lawyers News // Nicole Howley

Washington, D.C. — The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), along with nine manufacturers and distributors have announced a product recall of all pourable gel fuels made or sold by these companies over risks of flash fire and burns. The CPSC announced the nationwide product recall on September 1, 2011.

The product recall was issued after discovering that flash fire and burns hazards are posed when consumers add pourable gel to an already burning fire pot.

The firms involved in this product recall include:

• Bird Brain Inc., of Ypsilanti, Mich.

• Bond Manufacturing of Antioch, Calif.

• Sunjel Company (2 Burn Inc.) of Milwaukee

• Fuel Barons Inc. of Lake Tahoe, Nev.

• Lamplight Farms Inc of Menomonee Falls, Wis.

• Luminosities Inc (Windflame) of St. Paul, Minn.

• Pacific Décor Ltd. of Woodinwille, Wash.

• Real Flame of Racine, Wis.

• Smart Solar Inc. of Oldsmar, Fla.

Consumers are advised to contact the named companies for instructions for a refund of the product and for returning unused bottles and jugs.

The CPSC has received 65 incident reports that resulted in two deaths and 34 victims who were hospitalized with second and third degree burns of the face, chest, hands, arms or legs.

The CPSC has warned consumers not to attempt to use or fix pourable gel fuel bottles with homemade remedies, or replace the fuel with other flammable materials.

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