Recall of Pourable Gel Fuel Due to Burn Injuries and Flash Fire Hazards

Recall of Pourable Gel Fuel Due to Burn Injuries and Flash Fire Hazards
A few months ago, I made a video warning consumers about a very dangerous product known as pourable fire gel. This fire gel is very popular and is used in ceramic outdoor fire pots. When I taped my video this past June, two serious burn accidents had been reported. It saddens me greatly to tell you that since I made that first video, two people have died from the catastrophic burn injuries they incurred by the fire gel and the total number of people injured has risen to 65.
A few months ago, I made a video warning consumers about a very dangerous product known as pourable fire gel. This fire gel is very popular and is used in ceramic outdoor fire pots. When I taped my video this past June, two serious burn accidents had been reported. It saddens me greatly to tell you that since I made that first video, two people have died from the catastrophic burn injuries they incurred by the fire gel and the total number of people injured has risen to 65.

I have seen first hand the severity of these burn injuries, and I am urging you to tell your family and friends to stop using this product. Yesterday, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission in cooperation with nine manufacturers and distributors, announced a voluntary recall of the gel fuel. In the new release issued by the CPSC they explain that “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”. Retailers are being asked to remove all stock of pourable gel fuel from their shelves.

Many consumers have already purchased this dangerous product and are unaware of the dangers. For this reason I am asking you to spread the word. Please watch this video and share it with your friends and family via email or on facebook or twitter. Together we can use the power of social media to help prevent another accident or even save a life. For more information please feel free to give me a call at 407-244-3000 or visit www.saferproducts.gov. Thank you.