More Pourable Gel Fuel Recalls Due to Burn Injuries

Add yet another pourable gel fuel producer to the bonepile. Smart Solar has recalled its pourable gel fuel due to associated burn and fire hazards in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). As always, consumers should immediately stop using these and all recalled products unless otherwise advised. CPSC reminds distributors that it is illegal to resell or even attempt to resell a recalled product.

The retail name of this recalled product is "Smart Jel Gel Fuel" of which approximately 1,400 bottles are currently in the marketplace. The product's manufacturer is Smart Solar Inc., of Oldsmar, Florida.

As noted in previous blogs dealing specifically with portable gel fuel fires and pourable gel fuel recalls, the product defect associated with these gel fuels is that the gel fuel can ignite unexpectedly and splash on people and/or objects nearby when it is poured into a firepot that. SHOOP | A PROFESSIONAL LAW CORPORATION has been blogging about these pourable gel fuel recalls repeatedly, with the Napa Home & Garden recall. A link to that blog entry can be found here:

Remember - gel fuel that splatters and ignites can pose significant fire hazards and burn risks to consumers that can potentially be fatal.

The following products included in this recall:

30 oz. SJ3200 SmartJel Citronella Formula IPA Gel Refill

30 oz. SJ3201 SmartJel Unscented Formula IPA Gel Refill

Also recall our previous blog regarding the Fuel Barons recall involving pourable gel fuels, the label on the container of which reads, "OZOfire™" or "SUREFIRE™," "Formula 4" and "Pure Bio-Ethanol Fuel Pourable Gel." This gel fuel is poured into a stainless steel cup of a ceramic firepot and ignited.

As you know, the attorneys at SHOOP | A PROFESSIONAL LAW CORPORATION have significant experience litigating recalled products and defective product cases in both state and federal courts. If you are injured by a defective product or a recalled product, it is important to seek the advice of experienced legal counsel as soon as possible to preserve your legal rights. Contact SHOOP | A PROFESSIONAL LAW CORPORATION today to speak with an experienced Los Angeles product liability attorney at (866) 884-1717.