Fireside Gel Fuel recalled

Published: Oct. 29, 2011 at 3:26 PM

WASHINGTON, Oct. 29 (UPI) -- The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced a voluntary recall of 23,400 bottles of Fireside Gel Fuel due to burn and fire hazards.

The gel fuel produced by Evergreen Enterprises of Richmond, Va., can unexpectedly splatter and ignite, posing a fire risk, the commission said in a statement.

The recalled bottles include pourable gel fuels in 30-ounce plastic bottles that were sold with or without citronella oil. "Fireside" and "Gel Fuel," as well as "Evergreen" and "Flag & Garden" are printed on the bottles.

The gel fuel was sold from December 2010 through September 2011 for about $10.

Consumers were advised to stop using the gel fuel and return the bottles to the company for a full refund.

Consumers can call 877-558-1511 for information.

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