Recall: Fireside Gel Fuel Bottles
On 2011-10-25, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Fireside Gel Fuel Bottles due to a potential fire and burn hazard. This product sold new beginning in December 2010 for about $9.99 to $11.99.
About 20,000 units are involved in this 2 Burn gel fuel recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 12th 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: (877) 558-1511
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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 fuels packaged in 30-ounce plastic bottles and sold with or without citronella oil. The words "Fireside," "Gel Fuel," "Evergreen" and "Flag & Garden" are on the container labels. The bottles were sold by the case in quantities of 12. The gel fuel is poured into a stainless steel or ceramic cup in the center of ceramic or glass firepots or other decorative lighting devices and ignited. The following products are being recalled:
Name of product Size Model Number UPC Fireside Gel Fuel 30-ounce (case of 12) 5G001 746851581199 Fireside Gel Fuel-Citronella 30-ounce (case of 12) 5G002 746851581205
Note: Additional brands of pourable gel fuel have been recalled.
These items were sold new+ at Independent Retailers from December 2010 through September 2011 for between $9.99 and $11.99
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 and return the gel fuel to the company for a full refund.
For additional information, contact Evergreen Enterprises toll-free at (877)558-1511 between 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the company's website at www.myevergreen.com
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
Evergreen Enterprises is not aware of any reports of incidents involving Fireside Gel Fuel.
+WeMakeItSafer cautions consumers that recalled items may have been acquired at different locations, prices and times than specified in the CPSC recall announcement. This is especially true for items purchased in online marketplaces, resale shops or yard sales. More information may be available at CPSC.gov.
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