Two ethanol fuel gels recalled over safety issues

October 26, 2011 |

In Washington, the Consumer Product Safety Commission has issued a recall on two ethanol fuel gels because they’ve been deemed unsafe for public use. This month PatioGlo Bio-Fuel was recalled because of dozens of accidents resulting in serious burns and three deaths, along with nine other brands in September.

In June it recalled the liquid gel fuel sold by Napa Home & Garden as “FireGel” after two very serious accidents. On Aug. 16, the Suffolk County Legislature enacted “Michael’s Law,” a bill sponsored by First District Legislator Ed Romaine to ban the sale of ethanol gel fuels in Suffolk County named after a 15-year-old boy who nearly died from a heart attack that lead to brain damage after he suffered serious burns from the gel.

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