Swiss Fire Gel fondue fuel paste recalled due to fire and burn hazard
- Starting date:
- March 17, 2021
- Posting date:
- March 17, 2021
- Type of communication:
- Consumer Product Recall
- Source of recall:
- Health Canada
- Product Safety
- General Public
- Identification number:
- Product: Swiss Fire Gel fondue fuel paste.
- Issue: The fuel bottle is not equipped with a flame arrester (flame mitigation device (FMD)).
- What to do: Consumers should immediately stop using the products and safely dispose of them in accordance with local municipal hazardous waste requirements.
Swiss Fire Gel fondue fuel paste
This recall involves the fondue fuel paste, Swiss Fire Gel, sold in 500mL and 1L bottles with a yellow cap.
|Product Name||Item #||UPC|
|Swiss Fire Gel, Fondue Fuel Paste, 500mL||F65300||056975022219|
|Swiss Fire Gel, Fondue Fuel Paste, 1L||F65400||056975022226|
Health Canada advised Canadians on October 9, 2019 of serious fire and burn risks that are associated with the use of portable products that use certain containers of pourable alcohol-based fuels that are not equipped with a flame arrestor.
A fire or burn hazard, called flame jetting, occurs when fuel vapours around a poured fuel stream ignite when a user refuels a portable fire product that is still burning or hot, and a flame is not readily visible. This can result in a burst of flaming fuel being rapidly expelled out of the container and travelling a distance dangerous to the user and bystanders. Flame jetting occurs very quickly, so the user and/or bystanders are unable to react quickly enough to move away from an incoming flame jet.
There have been numerous reported incidents of serious injuries, including fatalities in Canada from flame jetting events. Please visit this page for more information on flame jetting and portable products that use pourable alcohol-based fuels.
The affected product is a container of pourable alcohol-based fuel that is not equipped with a flame arrestor. As a result, it could contribute to a flame jetting incident.
As of March 10, 2021, Swissmar Ltd. has received no reports of incidents or injuries in Canada.
Approximately 6,833 units of the 500mL bottle and 9,999 units of the 1L bottle were sold in Canada.
Time period sold
The affected products were distributed from July 2017 to September 2020.
Place of origin
Manufactured in the Czech Republic.
What you should do
Consumers should immediately stop using the products and safely dispose of them in accordance with local municipal hazardous waste requirements.
For more information, consumers may contact Swissmar by email: email@example.com or at 905-764-1121, Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. EST.
Please note that the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.
Health Canada would like to remind Canadians to report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product or any other consumer product or cosmetic by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.
This recall is also posted on the OECD Global Portal on Product Recalls website. You can visit this site for more information on other international consumer product recalls.
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