The Consumer Product Safety Commission announced that the agency had received reports of flash fire injuries, including deaths and hospitalizations for second and third degree burns caused by exploding fuel gel used in fire pots and other outdoor decorative lighting. The fuel gel has been sold by retailers since 2008 at hardware and department stores throughout the U.S.
Georgia Fuel Gel Recall
According to the CPSC, Napa Home and Garden recalled 460,000 bottles of fuel gel in June 2011.
On September 1, 2011, the Consumer Product Safety Commission announced a second recall of 2 million bottles of fuel gel used in fire pots. The companies involved in the recall include:
- Bird Brain Inc. of Ypsilanti, Michigan;
- Bond Manufacturing of Antioch, California.;
- Sunjel Company of Milwaukee;
- Fuel Barons Inc. of Lake Tahoe, Nevada;
- Lamplight Farms Inc. of Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin;
- Luminosities Inc. of St. Paul, Minnesota;
- Pacific Decor Ltd. Of Woodinville, Washington;
- Real Flame of Racine, Wisconsin; and
- Smart Solar USA of Oldsmar, Florida.