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Serious burns have been reported by consumers harmed by firepot gel fuel explosions. If you were injured by this recalled product, you may be eligible for compensation through a firepot lawsuit.

Firepots are ceramic or glass pots with gel fuel containers. The fuel can be scented with citronella, making these products popular for repelling bugs and creating a pleasant backyard ambiance.

Napa Home & Garden, Inc., marketed the gel fuel as “people safe” and the “cleanest and safest fuel you can buy,” but consumers are reporting second and third degree burns from exploding gel fuel in firepots that projected flaming fuel onto bystanders.

The gel consists of more than 90% ethyl alcohol – a volatile, flammable liquid with vapors denser than that of propane.

Consumer Product Safety Commission Recall

On June 22, 2011, the Consumer Product Safety Commission announced a nationwide recall of approximately half-million bottles of firepot gel fuel after reports of more than 20 horrific incidents, including two near-fatal incidents in New York.

Although the gel fuel has been recalled, the firepots and gel fuel may already have been purchased by many U.S. and Canadian consumers.

Retailers included: Bed Bath & Beyond, Walmart, Sam’s Club, Home Depot,, ShopKo and Restoration Hardware in addition to other smaller, local retailers, catalogs, online stores, decorators and landscapers.

One of the reported incidents involves a 33-year-old marathoner and mother of two who was slathered with flaming gel fuel after her husband tried to light a firepot during a quiet summer night at home. The victim, who was an avid marathon runner before the incident, now wonders if she will walk again.

Compared to napalm by victims, the burning gel fuel cannot easily be extinguished by dropping and rolling or covering the flaming gel with a blanket. As a result, some of the injured parties include spouses or parents who tried to help extinguish the fire on a loved one covered in burning gel fuel.

Contact a Firepot Attorney Today

If you or a loved one has suffered an injury as a result of a Firepot or similar product, then you may have legal recourse against the person or entity responsible.  Contact a New Jersey Firepot Attorney today.  Mr. Mendelsohn will review your injury claim for free, and represent you on a contingent fee basis, which means you don’t have to pay any attorney fees unless you recover on your claim. We’ll fight to ensure that you and your family are fully compensated.