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U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
|Office of Information and Public Affairs
For Immediate Release
October 25, 2011
|Washington, D.C. 20207
Evergreen Enterprises, Inc.’ Recall Hotline: (877) 558-1511
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
Evergreen Enterprises Recalls Pourable Gel Fuel Due to Burn and Flash Fire Hazards
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer products. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of product: Fireside Gel Fuel Bottles
Units: 23,400 bottles
Distributor: Evergreen Enterprises of Virginia, LLC. Richmond, VA
Manufacturer: 2 Burn, Inc.
Hazard: The pourable gel fuel can ignite unexpectedly and splatter onto people and objects nearby when it is poured into a firepot that is still burning. This hazard can occur if the consumer does not see the flame or is not aware that the firepot is still ignited. Gel fuel that splatters and ignites can pose fire and burn risks to consumers that can be fatal.
Incidents/Injuries: Evergreen Enterprises of Virginia, LLC. is aware of no reports of incidents, involving Fireside Gel Fuel.
Description: This recall involves pourable gel fuels packaged in 30-ounce plastic bottles and sold with or without citronella oil. The labels on the container say “Fireside Fuel Gel”. The bottles were sold by the case in quantities of 12. The gel fuel is poured into a stainless steel or ceramic cup in the center of ceramic or glass firepots or other decorative lighting devices and ignited. The following products are being recalled:
|Name of Product||Size||Model Number||UPC|
|Fireside Gel Fuel||30-ounce (case of 12)||5G001||746851581199|
|Fireside Gell Fuel Citronella||30-ounce (case of 12)||5G002||746851581205|
Sold at: Independent Retailers from December 2010 through September 2011 for between $9.99 and $11.99
Manufactured in: The United States
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the pourable gel fuel and return the gel fuel to the company for a full refund.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Evergreen Enterprises’ toll-free at (877)-558-1511 anytime (live operators available between 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday) or visit the company’s website at www.myevergreenonline.com.
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