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Safety Alert

Marshall Group Recalls Marshall Gardens PatioGlo Bio-Fuel Gel Due to Burn Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer products. 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: Marshall Gardens PatioGlo Bio-Fuel Gel

Units: About 39,000 bottles

Manufacturers/Distributors: Marshall Group, of Elkhart, Ind.

Hazard: The pourable gel fuel can ignite unexpectedly to the consumer and expel 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. Gel fuel that expels and ignites can pose fire and burn risks to consumers that can be fatal.

Incidents/Injuries: The Marshall Group has received four reports of incidents, resulting in three injuries with burns requiring hospitalization.

Description: This recall involves pourable gel fuels packaged in 32 oz. clear plastic bottles and sold with or without citronella. The label on the container says "PatioGlo bio-fuel gel" or "Citronella PatioGlo". The fuel is poured into a metal cup in the center of ceramic firepots or other decorative lighting devices and ignited. The following products are included in this recall:

Size Model Number SKU
32 oz.PG-32845095015023
32 oz.PGC-32 (Citronella)845095015030

Sold at: Gift shops, home and garden stores, and online stores nationwide from November 2010 until August 2011 for between $7.99 and $11.99.

Manufactured in: United States

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the pourable gel fuel in firepots and return all bottles to the company for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact the Marshall Group at recall@marshallgroupcorp.com or toll-free at 855-270-8482 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the company's website at http://marshallgroupcorp.com