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Pourable Fuel Gel Safety Concerns & Recall

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), in cooperation with nine manufacturers and distributors, announced on August 31, 2011, a voluntary recall of all pourable gel fuels made or sold by these companies. Due to the serious risks of flash fire and burns when consumers add pourable gel to an already burning fire pot.

The announcement says "When consumers add pourable gel to an already burning fire pot, there exists a danger of flash fire and burn injury or property damage. Incidents have occurred where the consumer does not see the flame or is not aware that the firepot is still ignited, but refuels anyway without ensuring the flame is out per manufacturer’s instructions."

Fuel Gel Recalls were handled directly by the manufacturers.

The Recall NEVER INCLUDED Fuel Gel Single Use Cans

Alternative firepot fuels are available.

  • PATIOLITE 32 oz BOTTLES of FIREPOT FUEL works great in ALL SIZES of firepot fuel cups, utilizing a absorbent SAFETY WICK or media.
  • PACIFIC DECOR FIRE POT FUEL GEL - SINGLE USE CANS are 2.2 inches in diameter and drop into standard size firepot fuel gel cups.
  • Evergreen's ORGANICA BIOFIRE FIRE POT SAFETY FUEL is a liquid fuel that will only burn when in contact with a cotton-like media that you stuff into your fuel cup. Works for all sizes of fuel cups!
  • PUREFIRE Fire Pot Fuel by WindFlame fits all 2.5 inch opening firepots using a liquid bio-fuel, stainless steel fuel cup and Tiki Torch Style fiberglass wick.


    Fuel Gel in Cans is OK to ship to any of 48 States including California. Fuel Gel in Cans may ONLY ship via UPS Ground.
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