Recall: OZOfire Pourable Gel Fuel (Formula 4) Bottles
On 2011-09-28, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding OZOfire Pourable Gel Fuel (Formula 4) Bottles due to a potential fire and burn hazard. This product sold new beginning in October 2010 for about $4 to $12.
About 30,000 units are involved in this Fuel Barons gel fuel recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 5th 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: (855) 774-2260
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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?
The recall involves pourable OZOfire pourable gel fuel packaged in clear one-quart plastic bottles. The gel fuel does not have citronella. The label on the container include the words "OZOfire," "Fuel Barons Inc.," "Formula 4," and "Pure Bio-Ethanol Fuel Pourable Gel." 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:
|1 QT||OZOfire Pourable Gel Fuel (Formula 4)||UPC 804879254133|
Another OZOfire gel fuel recall was announced on the same day.
Note: Additional brands of pourable fuel have been recalled.
These items were sold new+ Online at specialty and gift shops, furniture stores and home and garden stores and other stores nationwide, through home and garden catalogs and home decorators and landscape architects and online including www.amazon.com October 2010 through August 2011 for between $4 and $12.
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 to the retailer where the consumer purchased the fuel for a full refund.
For additional information, contact Luminosities/Windflame toll-free at (855)774-2260 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit the firm's website at www.windflame.com
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
Luminosities/Windflame has received one report of an incident involving the gel fuel. No injuries have been reported.
+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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