Bond Manufacturing Recalls Pourable Gel Fuel Due to Burn and Flash Fire Hazards

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 28, 2011
Release #11-336
Firm's Recall Hotline: (866) 771-2663
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.

Bond Manufacturing Recalls Pourable Gel Fuel 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: Bond Firebowl Pourable Gel Fuel Bottle and Jugs

Units: About 16,500 bottle and jugs

Manufacturers/Distributors: Bond Manufacturing Co., of Antioch, Calif.

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: None

Description: This recall involves pourable gel fuel packaged in 32-ounce and 64-ounce plastic bottles and one-gallon plastic jugs and sold with or without citronella oil. The label on the containers says “Firebowl Gel Fuel” or “Firebowl Gel”. The brand name “Bond” is on some versions of the label. The fuel is poured into a stainless steel cup in the center of ceramic firepots or other decorative lighting devices and ignited. This recall also includes a ceramic fire pot set of two bowls. The box says “2 pack Tabletop Gel Firebowls.” The following products are included:

SizeModel NameItem NumberUPC
32 oz. Firebowl Gel Fuel 66140 034613661402
32 oz. Firebowl Gel Fuel with Citronella 66201 034613662010
64 oz. Firebowl Gel Fuel 66141 034613661419
64 oz. Firebowl Gel Fuel with Citronella 66202 034613662027
2 pack Ceramic Firebowl set 66146 034613661464

Sold at: Gordmans, Homeclick, SaveMart Supermarkets, Big R Stores, Hy-Vee and various hardware, garden and online stores nationwide from September 2010 until September 2011 for between $5 and $20.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the pourable gel fuel in firepots and return all bottles or jugs to the company for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Bond Manufacturing toll-free at (866) 771-2663 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or visit the company’s website at www.bondmfg.com

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)