Fuel Barons Recalls Pourable Gel Fuels Due to Burn and Flash Fire Hazards

The pourable gel fuel can ignite unexpectedly and splatter onto people and objects.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 28, 2011
Revised June 11, 2013

Release #11-337

CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Note: The following press release provides consumers with safety information that was originally announced on September 1, 2011 in release #11-315

Note: Firm is out of business.

Fuel Barons Recalls Pourable Gel Fuels 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 product. 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: OZOfire™ Pourable Gel Fuel (Formula 4) and SUREFIRE™ Pourable Gel Fuel (Formula 4) Bottles

Units: About 14,000 bottles and jugs

Manufacturers/Distributors: Fuel Barons Inc., of Stateline, Nev.

Hazard: 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. This hazard can occur if the consumer does not see the flame or is not aware that the firepot is still ignited. Gel fuel that splatters and ignites can pose fire and burn risks to consumers that can be fatal.

Incidents/Injuries: Fuel Barons has received one report of an incident where a man sustained second-degree burns to his hand and wrist.

Description: The recall involves pourable gel fuels packaged in one-quart and one-gallon plastic bottles and plastic jugs and sold with or without citronella. The label on the container says “OZOfire™” or “SUREFIRE™,” “Formula 4” and “Pure Bio-Ethanol Fuel Pourable Gel.” The 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:

SizeModel
1 QT OZOfire™ F4 Pourable Gel Fuel
1 QT SUREFIRE™ S4 Pourable Gel Fuel
1 GAL OZOfire™ F4 Pourable Gel Fuel

 

Sold: Online at Windflame.com as well as other online retailers from January 2010 until August 2011 for between $8.50 and $22.

Manufactured in: United States

Remedy: 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).

  Picture of recalled Pourable Gel FuelPicture of recalled Pourable Gel Fuel

Picture of recalled Pourable Gel Fuel

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)