Fire Pot and Fuel Gel Lawsuit Attorneys in St. Louis

Firepot explosion.Ceramic fire pots and the fuel gel used to ignite them have recently come into the spotlight as potentially fatal fire hazards.  Our St. Louis and Metro-East Illinois fire pot and fuel gel lawsuit attorneys are currently investigating claims where innocent bystanders suffered severe or sometimes fatal burn injuries while using these products.

If you or someone you love has been burned by a fire pot or fuel gel, you may be entitled to compensation in a dangerous product liability lawsuit.  Our fire pot and fuel gel lawsuit attorneys in the St. Louis, MO area will review your claim at no cost to you.

Contact our product liability law firm to discuss your case with fire pot and fuel gel lawyers at our St. Louis or Metro-East Illinois office.  We offer:

  • Free claim evaluations by a local product liability lawyer
  • Home and hospital visits anywhere in Missouri or Illinois
  • No fee unless we win your case

Fire Pot Problems

Fire pots themselves display an open flame and can lead to burn injuries.  When coupled with fuel gel that is up to 90% ethyl alcohol, fire pots and fuel gel have the potential to cause devastating and life-threatening burns. 

When the fuel gel in fire pots begins to run low, the flame can become invisible though it is still burning.  Because of this, many people assume the flame is out and can suffer serious burn injuries when handling the fire pots.  This can become even more dangerous if people attempt to refill an ignited fire pot with fuel gel, which can cause a flare or explosion that causes serious injury to bystanders.  The fuel gel can stick to the skin and clothing while it burns, causing injuries far in excess of simple fire burns.

Fire Pot Recall and Fuel Gel Recall

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission initiated a fire pot and fuel gel recall as a result of the high number of fire pot and fuel gel burn injuries.  According to the CPSC, they have received 37 reports of incidents associated with just one of the pots, made by Napa Home and Garden, Inc..  23 of these reports involved serious injury to consumers.  Napa Home and Garden alone has sold more than 460,000 containers of fire fuel gel since December 2009, under the names NAPAfire and FIREGEL.  Napa Home and Garden is just one of many companies forced to recall fire pots.

As a result of numerous reports of injury and death, the following manufacturers have recalled all fuel gel products:

  • Bird Brain, Inc.
  • Bond Manufacturing
  • Sunjel Company (2 Burn Inc.)
  • Fuel Barons, Inc.
  • Lamplight Farms, Inc.
  • Luminosities, Inc.
  • Pacific Décor Ltd.
  • Real Flame
  • Smart Solar, Inc.

The fuel gel was sold in one-quart plastic bottles and one-gallon plastic jugs, costing between $5 and $20.  This recall affected nearly 2 million units sold across the United States since 2008.

Contact a Fire Pot and Fuel Gel Lawsuit Attorney

If you or a person you love has been injured or killed as a result of a fire pot or fuel gel fire, you may be able to pursue compensation for damages such as pain and suffering, medical bills, and disfigurement in a dangerous product liability lawsuit.  In the St. Louis and Metro-East Illinois area, contact our fire pot and fuel gel product liability lawyer team today for a free consultation.