The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Napa Home & Garden of Duluth, Ga., is recalling all bottles and jugs of gel fuel used to fill firepots in decorative lighting devices.
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.
Napa is aware of 37 reports of incidents, including 23 burn injuries to consumers.
Approximately 460,000 bottles and jugs were sold under the name NAPAfire and FIREGEL Gel Fuel nationwide from December 2009 to June 2011. They were sold for $5 to $78 through Bed Bath & Beyond, Shopko, Restoration Hardware, specialty and gift shops, furniture stores, and home and garden stores, as well as Amazon.com, home and garden catalogs, and home decorators and landscape architects.
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. A retrofit for the Napa brand firepots is being evaluated and may be available in the near future, according to the recall notice.