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Bird Brain Recalls Pourable Gel Fuel Due to Burn and Flash Fire Hazards

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product.

Recall date: October 05, 2011
Recall number: 12-002
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Recall Summary

Name of product:

Bird Brain Firepot Fuel Gel, Bird Brain Firepot Citronella Fuel Gel and Bird Brain BioFuel Fuel Gel

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.

Consumer Contact:

Report an Incident Involving this Product

Recall Details

Units

About 1.6 million bottles and cans

Description

This recall involves pourable gel fuels packaged in 16-ounce 32-ounce and 64-ounce plastic bottles and sold with or without citronella oil. The labels on the container say “Bird Brain Firepot Fuel Gel” or “BioFuel Fuel Gel.” The bottles were sold as single bottles and in multiple-bottle packages. The gel 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 NameItem NumberUPC
16 oz. Bottle Firepot Clear Fuel Gel 11820010 03913803231-7
16 oz. Bottle Firepot Citronella Fuel Gel 11820011 03913802866-2
32 oz. Bottle Firepot Clear Fuel Gel 11820001
11820006
11820007
11820008
11820013
11820024
03913805081-6
03913805081-6
03913805081-6
03913805081-6
03913803591-2
03913807473-7
32 oz. Metal Can Firepot Clear Fuel Gel 11820014
11820018
03913803160-0
03913803160-0
32 oz. Bottle Firepot Citronella Fuel Gel 11820002
11820009
11820028
03913805082-3
03913805082-3
03913803592-9
32 oz. Metal Can Firepot Citronella Fuel Gel 11820020
11820019
03913803161-7
03913803161-7
32 oz. Bottle BioFuel Gel 11820016 03913803322-2
64 oz. Bottle Firepot Clear Fuel Gel 11820022 03913803304-8
64 oz. Bottle Firepot Citronella Fuel Gel 11820023 03913803305-5

 

Incidents/Injuries

Bird Brain is aware of 20 reports of incidents, resulting in 11 injuries that involved first-, second- and third-degree burns.

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).

Sold at

Sears, K-Mart, Target and other major retailers; Amazon.com, Target.com, Buy.com and various online specialty, home and garden, pet and gift shops and independent retailers from October 2008 through August 2011. Individual units were sold for between $8 and $18. Multi-packs were sold for between for between $18 and $136.

Distributor(s)

Bird Brain Inc. of Ypsilanti, Mich.

Manufactured in

U.S. and China