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

Pacific Décor 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 when it is poured into a firepot that is still burning.

Recall date: September 29, 2011
Recall number: 11-344

Recall Summary

Name of product:

Pacific Flame Pourable Gel Fuel Bottles

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:

For additional information, contact Pacific Décor at (425) 949-7878 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s website at www.PacificDecorLtd.com

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Recall Details

Units

About 3,600 bottles

Description

This recall involves pourable gel fuel packaged in one-quart, white plastic bottles, and sold with and without citronella. The label on the container says “Pacific Flame” and “Premium pourable gel fuel.” 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 NumberSKU
1 QT 160 095583001605
1 QT (with citronella) 170 095583001704

 

This firm is part of a larger set of pourable gel fuel recalls. For more information, please see:

 

News ReleaseNine Manufacturers, Distributors Announce Consumer Recall of Pourable Gel Fuel Due to Burn and Flash Fire Hazards (Sept. 1, 2011)

 

News ReleaseNapa Home & Garden Recalls NAPAfire and FIREGEL Pourable Gel Fuel Due to Fire and Burn Hazards (June 22, 2011)

 

OnSafety BlogStop Using Pourable Gel Fuels (June 22, 2011)

 

AlertPress Statement on Gel Fuels and Other Illuminating Fuels (June 14, 2011)

Incidents/Injuries

None reported.

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.

Sold at

Online, in specialty and gift shops, furniture stores and home and garden stores nationwide, through home and garden catalogs and home decorators and landscape architects from June 2011 through August 2011 for between $10 and $12.

Manufacturer(s)

Pacific Décor Ltd., of Woodinville, Wash.

Manufactured in

United States