Recall: TIKI Brand Gel Fuel and TIKI Brand Citronella Gel Fuel Bottles and Jugs
On 2011-09-07, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding TIKI Brand Gel Fuel and TIKI Brand Citronella Gel Fuel Bottles and Jugs due to a potential fire and burn hazard. This product sold new beginning in December 2010 for about $10.
About 200,000 units are involved in this Lamplight Farms pourable 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 3rd 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) 671-7988
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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 fire pot that is still burning. This hazard can occur if the consumer does not see the flame or is not aware that the fire pot 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?
This recall involves pourable gel fuels packaged in one-quart plastic bottles. They are sold with or without citronella. The fuel is poured into a stainless steel cup in the center of ceramic fire pots. The label on the container reads "TIKI GEL FUEL." The following products are included in this recall:
Additional brands of pourable fuel have been recalled.
NOTE: Although this recall is dated September 07, 2011, it was not released by the CPSC until November, 2011.
These items were sold new+ at Retail stores nationwide and online from December 2010 through September 2011 for about $10.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
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The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
Consumers should immediately stop using the pourable gel fuel in fire pots and call Lamplight Farms to arrange for the gel fuel to be returned to Lamplight for a full refund.
For additional information, contact Lamplight Farms toll-free at (866)671-7988 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit the company's website at www.lamplight.com
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
Lamplight has received one report of an incident in which a consumer poured gel fuel on a fire pot that was still burning, resulting in burns to a bystander's arm that required medical treatment.
+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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