Marshall Group Recalls Marshall Gardens PatioGlo Bio-Fuel Gel Due to Burn Hazard

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 11, 2011
Release #12-007
Firm's Recall Hotline: (855) 270-8482
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Marshall Group Recalls Marshall Gardens PatioGlo Bio-Fuel Gel Due to Burn Hazard

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 products. 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: Marshall Gardens PatioGlo Bio-Fuel Gel

Units: About 39,000 bottles

Manufacturers/Distributors: Marshall Group, of Elkhart, Ind.

Hazard: The pourable gel fuel can ignite unexpectedly to the consumer and expel 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 expels and ignites can pose fire and burn risks to consumers that can be fatal.

Incidents/Injuries: The Marshall Group has received four reports of incidents, resulting in three injuries with burns requiring hospitalization.

Description: This recall involves pourable gel fuels packaged in 32 oz. clear plastic bottles and sold with or without citronella. The label on the container says "PatioGlo bio-fuel gel" or "Citronella PatioGlo". The fuel is poured into a metal cup in the center of ceramic firepots or other decorative lighting devices and ignited. The following products are included in this recall:

Size Model Number SKU
32 oz. PG-32 845095015023
32 oz. PGC-32 (Citronella) 845095015030

 

Sold at: Gift shops, home and garden stores, and online stores nationwide from November 2010 until August 2011 for between $7.99 and $11.99.

Manufactured in: United States

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

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact the Marshall Group at recall@marshallgroupcorp.com or toll-free at 855-270-8482 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the company's website at http://marshallgroupcorp.com

Picture of recalled PatioGlo Bio-Fuel gel              Picture of recalled PatioGlo Bio-Fuel gel with citronella

PatioGlo Bio-Fuel Gel                     PatioGlo Bio-Fuel Gel
with citronella

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)