Apollo Safety Warns to Heed Recall of Pourable Gel Fuel

With several people injured and two people dead, the safeness of pourable gel fuel has been compromised and a voluntary recall of these products should be taken seriously.

Fall RIver, MA, September 28, 2011 --(PR.com)-- The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recently announced a product recall for pourable gel fuel due to its serious risk of flash fire and burns in an already burning fire pot. Nine manufacturers and distributors have voluntarily recalled these products and Apollo Safety is warning its customers to heed this warning and return the products to the manufacturer.

According to CPSC, of the 65 incidents related to pourable gel fuel, there were two deaths and 34 hospitalizations resulting in second and third degree burns to the neck, face, chest and arms. The recall involves nearly 2 million units of fuel packaged in one-quart or one-gallon plastic bottles.

The National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA) had issued a warning in August warning the public of the danger these products pose to consumers. In response to the CPSC recall, NFPA modified its warning to a call for consumers to immediately stop using pourable gel fuels, usually used in fire pots, personal fireplaces and some patio torches.

Apollo Safety wants to urge its customers to heed the recall and return these products to their manufactures for a full refund. The nine manufacturers of pourable gel fuel are Bird Brain, Inc., Bond Manufacturing, Sunjel Company, Fuel Barons, Inc., Lamplight Farms, Inc., Luminosities, Inc., Pacific Décor, Ltd., Real Flame, and Smart Solar, Inc.

Apollo Safety is the leading safety and technical services equipment provider in New England and serving by courier across the United States and internationally. A veteran-owned small business by John and Tracy Carvalho, Apollo Safety is a trusted safety provider, carrying a full line of quality products and tools needed for work in hazardous environments.

Apollo Safety
Myra Klingler