Burn/Fire Risks Prompt Recall of Fireside Gel Fuel by Evergreen Enterprises

10/26/2011 // WPB, FL, USA // Injury Lawyers News // Nicole Howley

Richmond, VA — About 23,400 bottles of Fireside gel fuel bottles are being voluntarily recalled by Evergreen Enterprises and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) for burn and flash fire hazards. The CPSC announced the nationwide product recall on October 25, 2011.

The product recall was issued after discovering that the pourable gel fuel can ignite unexpectedly and splatter onto nearby people and objects as it is being poured into a burning firepot. This poses a burn and flash fire hazard to consumers that can result in fatal injuries.

“This recall involves pourable gel fuels packaged in 30-ounce plastic bottles and sold with or without citronella oil. The words ‘Fireside,’ ‘Gel Fuel,’ ‘Evergreen’ and ‘Flag & Garden’ are on the container labels. The bottles were sold by the case in quantities of 12. The gel fuel is poured into a stainless steel or ceramic cup in the center of ceramic or glass firepots or other decorative lighting devices and ignited,” the CPSC reported.

The products involved in this recall includes:

• Product: Fireside Gel Fuel

• Size: 30-ounce (case of 12)

• Model #: 5G001

• UPC: 746851581199

• Product: Fireside Gel Fuel-Citronella

• Size: 30-ounce (case of 12)

• Model #: 5G002

• UPC: 746851581205

Consumers are advised to return the gel fuel to Evergreen Enterprises for a full refund.

For more information concerning the product recall, consumers should contact Evergreen Enterprises toll-free at (877) 558-1511 between 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit www.myevergreen.com.

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