|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 28, 2011
|Firm's Recall Hotline: (855) 774-2260
Note: The following press release provides consumers with safety information that was originally announced on September 1, 2011 in release #11-315.
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) Bottles
Units: About 26,500 bottles
Distributor: Luminosities/Windflame Inc., of St. Paul, Minn.
Manufacturer: 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: Luminosities/Windflame has received one report of an incident involving the gel fuel. No injuries have been reported.
Description: The recall involves pourable OZOfire™ pourable gel fuel packaged in clear one-quart plastic bottles. The gel fuel does not have citronella. The label on the container include the words "OZOfire™," "Fuel Barons Inc.," "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:
||OZOfire™ Pourable Gel Fuel (Formula 4)
Sold at: Online at specialty and gift shops, furniture stores and home and garden stores and other stores nationwide, through home and garden catalogs and home decorators and landscape architects and online including www.amazon.com October 2010 through August 2011 for between $4 and $12.
Manufactured in: United States
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the pourable gel fuel in firepots and return all bottles to the retailer where the consumer purchased the fuel for a full refund.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Luminosities/Windflame toll-free at (855) 774-2260 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit the firm's website at www.windflame.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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