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Recall: OZOfire Pourable Gel Fuel (Formula 4) and SUREFIRE 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) and SUREFIRE Pourable Gel Fuel (Formula 4) Bottles due to a potential fire and burn hazard. This product sold new beginning in January 2010 for about $8.50 to $22.

About 10,000 units are involved in this Fuel Barons gel fuel recall. Instance(s) of severe injuries have been reported. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.

This was the 6th 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.

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OZOfire Pourable Gel Fuel (Formula 4) and SUREFIRE Pourable Gel Fuel (Formula 4) Bottles
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Company Contact Information:

Phone: (877) 469-6347

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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.

Instance(s) of severe injuries have been reported.

How can I tell if I own this product?

The recall involves pourable gel fuels packaged in one-quart and one-gallon plastic bottles and plastic jugs and sold with or without citronella. The label on the container says "OZOfire" or "SUREFIRE" "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 QTOZOfire F4 Pourable Gel Fuel
1 QTSUREFIRE S4 Pourable Gel Fuel
1 GALOZOfire F4 Pourable Gel Fuel

Another OZOfire gel fuel recall was announced on the same day.

Additional brands of pourable fuel have been recalled.

These items were sold new+ Online at as well as other online retailers from January 2010 until August 2011 for between $8.50 and $22.

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 call the toll free hotline for instructions on how to receive a full refund.

For additional information, contact Fuel Barons toll-free at (877)469-6347 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the company's website at


Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date

Fuel Barons has received one report of an incident where a man sustained second-degree burns to his hand and wrist.

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+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


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