As a products liability attorney in Western New York and the Buffalo area, I am concerned when products reach store shelves with the potential to cause serious injury to its users. The Consumer Products Safety Commission and nine manufacturers of portable gel fuels this week expanded the voluntary recall of this product due to flash fires and burns. The gel can ignite and splatter when fuel is added to an already burning pot.
The risks include tip-over, explosions, and flash fires. The flames tend to start the victims clothes on fire causing severe burns and injuries.
So far 65 people have reported injuries, including two deaths. There also may be other unreported injuries. A list of recalled products is contained on the CPSC web site.
If you have been injured by fuel gel or a similar product you need to contact the injury attorneys at FeroletoLaw who have decades of experience helping families who have been injured by products.