Recall: Pacific Flame Pourable Gel Fuel Bottles
On 2011-09-29, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Pacific Flame Pourable Gel Fuel Bottles due to a potential fire and burn hazard. This product sold new beginning in June 2011 for about $10 to $12.
About 4,000 units are involved in this Pacific Decor pourable gel fuel recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 9th 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: (425) 949-7878
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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 fuel packaged in one-quart, white plastic bottles, and sold with and without citronella. The label on the container says "Pacific Flame" and "Premium pourable gel fuel." 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:
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Additional brands of pourable fuel have been recalled.
These items were sold new+ at Online, in specialty and gift shops, furniture stores and home and garden stores nationwide, through home and garden catalogs and home decorators and landscape architects from June 2011 through August 2011 for between $10 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 Pacific Decor at (425)949-7878 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or visit the firm's website at www.PacificDecorLtd.com
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
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