Recall: Bond Firebowl Pourable Gel Fuel Bottle and Jugs
On 2011-09-28, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Bond Firebowl Pourable Gel Fuel Bottle and Jugs due to a potential fire and burn hazard. This product sold new beginning in September 2010 for about $5 to $20.
About 20,000 units are involved in this Bond Manufacturing gel fuel recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 4th recall of products in the Gel Fuel category in 2011.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 10 similar recalls,
involving about 5 million product units.
Company Contact Information:
Phone: (866) 771-2663
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What is the problem?
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.
How can I tell if I own this product?
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:
|Size||Model Name||Item Number||UPC|
|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|
Note: Additional brands of pourable fuel have been recalled.
These items were sold new+ 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.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
Then, add the item to a free, private Items I Own account. This will enable you to easily access the CPSC and recalling company's remedy instructions as well as track your progress toward getting the item returned or fixed. Click "I Own THIS Item" to continue.
The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
Consumers should immediately stop using the pourable gel fuel in firepots and return all bottles or jugs to the company for a full refund.
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
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
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