LOS ANGELES (CBS) — The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), in cooperation with nine manufacturers and distributors, has announced a voluntary recall of all pourable gel fuel made or sold by these companies.
Gel fuel is a clear, pourable, flammable gel that is poured into a stainless steel cup in the center of firepots or other decorative lighting devices.
Due to the serious risk of flash fire and burns when consumers add pourable gel to an already burning fire pot, NFPA and CPSC are warning consumers to immediately stop using the pourable gel fuel.
Safety officials said the burning gel fuel can stick to skin and is difficult to extinguish.
According to the National Fire Protection Association, several deaths and multiple victims with second and third degree burns have been reported.
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