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2. FUEL: Use only NAPAfire gel fuel, Regular or Citronella. Citronella is for outdoor use ONLY.
3. POURING: Slowly pour gel fuel into clean burner cup that is COOL TO THE TOUCH. Fill cup 3/4" from the top. Don’t overfill or allow gel fuel to touch anything other than the inside of the cup. Clean any spills with water before lighting. Replace cap on bottle and place bottle 5 feet or more away from the FireLite before lighting. Store fuel bottles in cool dry space. Do not store in direct sunlight or allowed fuel gel to become heated.
4. LIGHTING: Use long match or extended lighter to light gel fuel. CAUTION: The flame starts out slowly. DO NOT ASSUME THE GEL FUEL DID NOT IGNITE.
5. BURNING: DO NOT MOVE OR TOUCH FIRELITE WHEN LIT OR HEAT IS PRESENT. UNIT WILL BE VERY HOT. It is recommended that the gel fuel in the burner cup be burned completely.
6. EXTINGUISHING: To extinguish the flame, only use the snuffer that came with the FireLite. DO NOT USE THE FIRELITE LID TO EXTINGUISH. DO NOT BLOW OUT FLAME. Snuff for 20 seconds or longer. DO NOT ASSUME FLAME IS OUT BECAUSE YOU CANNOT SEE IT.
Here is the release from the CPSC:
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: Pourable NAPAfire and FIREGEL Gel Fuel bottles and jugs
Units: About 460,000 bottles and jugs
Distributor: Napa Home & Garden, of Duluth, Ga.
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. Fuel gel that splatters and ignites can pose fire and burn risks to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: Napa is aware of 37 reports of incidents, including 23 burn injuries to consumers.
Description: The product is a clear, pourable gel fuel packaged in clear one-quart plastic bottles and one-gallon plastic jugs and sold in non-scented and citronella scents. The fuel is poured into a stainless steel cup in the center of firepots or other decorative lighting devices and ignited.
Sold at: Bed Bath & Beyond, Shopko, Restoration Hardware, specialty and gift shops, furniture stores, and home and garden stores nationwide, as well as through Amazon.com, home and garden catalogs, and home decorators and landscape architects between December 2009 and June 2011 for between $5 and $78.
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the pourable gel fuel in firepots and return all bottles or jugs to the retailer where the consumer purchased the fuel for a full refund. A retrofit for the Napa brand firepots is being evaluated and may be available in the near future.
Call us if a loved one may have been hurt by this product. 404-451-7781 or (404) 635-6785