Updated Recall: Pourable NAPAfire and FIREGEL Gel Fuel bottles and jugs
On 2012-02-22, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published an updated recall regarding Pourable NAPAfire and FIREGEL Gel Fuel bottles and jugs due to a potential fire and burn hazard. This product sold new beginning in December 2009 for about $5 to $78. It was originally recalled on 2011-06-22.
Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 10 similar recalls,
involving about 5 million product units.
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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. Fuel gel that splatters and ignites can pose fire and burn risks to consumers.
How can I tell if I own this product?
The product is a clear, pourable gel fuel packaged in clear one-quart plastic bottles and one-gallon plastic jugs and sold in non-scented and citronella scents. The fuel is poured into a stainless steel cup in the center of firepots or other decorative lighting devices and ignited.
These items were sold new+ at Bed Bath & Beyond, Shopko, Restoration Hardware, specialty and gift shops, furniture stores, and home and garden stores nationwide, as well as through Amazon.com, home and garden catalogs, and home decorators and landscape architects between December 2009 and June 2011 for between $5 and $78.
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 retailer where the consumer purchased the fuel for a full refund. Consumers can also contact their local hazardous waste facility for instruction on how to dispose of the fuel.
The company is out of business but the name "Napa Home & Garden" has been acquired by another firm.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
Napa is aware of 37 reports of incidents, including 23 burn injuries to consumers.
+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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