Note: The company is out of business but the name “Napa Home & Garden” has been acquired by another firm.
Consumers should continue to follow the instructions in the Remedy section of this release.

Napa Home & Garden Recalls NAPAfire and FIREGEL Pourable Gel Fuel Due to Fire and Burn Hazards

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.

Recall date: June 22, 2011
Recall number: 11255

Recall Summary

Name of product:

Pourable NAPAfire and FIREGEL Gel Fuel bottles and jugs

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. Fuel gel that splatters and ignites can pose fire and burn risks to consumers.

Consumer Contact:

Report an Incident Involving this Product

Recall Details

Units

About 460,000 bottles and jugs

Description

The product is a clear, pourable gel fuel packaged in clear one-quart plastic bottles and one-gallon plastic jugs and sold in non-scented and citronella scents. The fuel is poured into a stainless steel cup in the center of firepots or other decorative lighting devices and ignited.

Incidents/Injuries

Napa is aware of 37 reports of incidents, including 23 burn injuries to consumers.

Remedy

Consumers should immediately stop using the pourable gel fuel in firepots and return all bottles or jugs to the retailer where the consumer purchased the fuel for a full refund. Consumers can also contact their local hazardous waste facility for instruction on how to dispose of the fuel.

Sold at

Bed Bath & Beyond, Shopko, Restoration Hardware, specialty and gift shops, furniture stores, and home and garden stores nationwide, as well as through Amazon.com, home and garden catalogs, and home decorators and landscape architects between December 2009 and June 2011 for between $5 and $78.

Importer(s)

Napa Home & Garden, of Duluth, Ga.