Exploding Ceramic Gel Fire Pots
Home and Garden Fireburners have been involved in at least eleven
different burn injury cases since April 2011. At least two other
cases have been reported by a similar product, BirdBrain Firepot.
The victims have reported that the ceramic fire pot exploded, throwing
the flaming fuel gel on them. The Napa Home and Garden has ordered
Bed, Bath, And Beyond and other retailers to discontinue sales until
the product has been reviewed. Bird Brain has no plans to recall
their product at this time. The Consumer Product Safety Commission
has received at least 8 reports of explosions and burns involving
various brands of ceramic fire pots and FireGel.
FireGel, manufactured by Fuel Barons
Inc., has been voluntarily recalled by the Connecticut Department
of Consumer Protection . The fuel is more that 90% ethyl alchohol,
which makes it extremely flammable.
A Press Release was Issued by Napa
Home and Garden in regards to the products safety and warning labels.
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view Press Release
companies recall 2 million bottles and jugs of fuel
gel for firepots
ceramic firepots with extreme caution-Video and article
by NBC 2-RSW Florida
Accidents, Firepot Manufacturer Stops Sales- The New York
Danger of Backyard Fire Pots- Myabc5.com
Articles Related to FireGel's Recall
June 10, 2011) Sandi Grove from Grainger,
Indiana, was injured when a Napa Fireburner exploded.
June 3rd, 2011) Jonathan Mitzman and
Nick Stone of Manhattan, New York, were injured when a Napa Fireburner
of their story
June 3rd 2011) Jaime Perez from Minneapolis,
was injured when her sister's Napa Fireburner exploded.
And Article of her story
June 3rd 2011) Robert, Kimberley, and
Holly McCutcheon From Nebraska, (and Jaime Perez) were injured when
Napa Fireburner exploded.
of their story
May 28, 2011) Michael Hubbard of Long
Island, NY was injured whan a Napa Fireburner Exploded
and Video of his story
May 28th, 2011) Becky Hart of Ashburn
Va. was injured after a friend's Napa Fireburner Exploded.
May 21, 2011) Rachel Similowitz from
Charleston,SC, was injured after her Napa Fireburner exploded.
of her story
March 31, 2011) Lauren Levitt from
Encino, California was injured when a Napa Fireburner exploded.
June 10, 2010) Skyler Kelly was injured
when a Birdbrain Firepot Exploded.
April 3, 2010) William Anderson was
injured when a Birdbrain Firepot tipped over, spilling fuel on his
left side and leg.