Bond Manufacturing Recalls Pourable Gel Fuel Due to Burn and Flash Fire Hazards

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Note: The following press release provides consumers with safety information that was originally announced on September 1, 2011 in release #11-315.

Bond Manufacturing 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 product. 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: Bond Firebowl Pourable Gel Fuel Bottle and Jugs

Units: About 16,500 bottle and jugs

Manufacturers/Distributors: Bond Manufacturing Co., of Antioch, Calif.

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: None

Description: This recall involves pourable gel fuel packaged in 32-ounce and 64-ounce plastic bottles and one-gallon plastic jugs and sold with or without citronella oil. The label on the containers says Firebowl Gel Fuel or Firebowl Gel. The brand name Bond is on some versions of the label. The fuel is poured into a stainless steel cup in the center of ceramic firepots or other decorative lighting devices and ignited. This recall also includes a ceramic fire pot set of two bowls. The box says 2 pack Tabletop Gel Firebowls. The following products are included:

Sold at: Gordmans, Homeclick, SaveMart Supermarkets, Big R Stores, Hy-Vee and various hardware, garden and online stores nationwide from September 2010 until September 2011 for between $5 and $20.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the pourable gel fuel in firepots and return all bottles or jugs to the company for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Bond Manufacturing toll-free at (866) 771-2663 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or visit the companys website at


This firm is part of a larger set of pourable gel fuel recalls. For more information, please see:

News Release: Nine Manufacturers, Distributors Announce Consumer Recall of Pourable Gel Fuel Due to Burn and Flash Fire Hazards (Sept. 1, 2011)

News Release: Napa Home Garden Recalls NAPAfire and FIREGEL Pourable Gel Fuel Due to Fire and Burn Hazards (June 22, 2011)

OnSafety Blog: Stop Using Pourable Gel Fuels (June 22, 2011)

Alert: Press Statement on Gel Fuels and Other Illuminating Fuels (June 14, 2011)

Sep 28, 2011 | Category: CPSC Recalls (all) | Comments: none