CPSC recalls Napa gel fuel after dozens of accidents

The Washington State Fire Marshall, Captain Jason Berry, in a press release, informed consumers not to use FIREGEL or NAPAfire manufactured by Napa Home & Garden and sold at retailers including Bed Bath & Beyond, Shopko, Restoration Hardware and Amazon.com between December 2009 and June 2011 because the products pose a burn hazard to consumers.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) issued the recall of half-million bottles and jugs after dozens of 37 accidents involving the product and 23 burn injuries. According to the CPSC, the product can ignite unexpectedly and splatter onto people when it is poured into a firepot. When the fuel burns, consumers do not always see a flame so they do not realize the product is still burning.

The State Fire Marshall says that consumers should immediately desist using the product and return it to the retailer.

See the Napa Home and Garden web-site for full information.

This information is provided by Washington Injury Attorney blog, a service of The Farber Law Group. We represent burn victims and their families.

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