(CBS) Got gel fuel? Listen up. Nine manufacturers are recalling the pourable fuels used in decorative fire pots after scores of consumers were reported to have sustained serious - and in some cases fatal - burns when the fuel burned out of control.
The recall involves an estimated two million units of fuel, sold in one-quart bottles and one-gallon plastic jugs in scented and non-scented formulations, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission. The bottles and jugs were sold since 2008 for $5 to $20 apiece.
Consumers with the fuel were urged not to use it or replace it with other flammable materials.
The commission said the fuel can ignite unexpectedly and spatter onto people when poured into a firepot that is already burning. Sixty-five incidents involving the fuel have been reported. Two people died and 34 victims wre hospitalizaized with second and third degree burns.
"The injuries are actually greater than the number of incidents because loved ones and friends are trying to come to the rescue of the victim, who is on fire, and then they themselves are set on fire," CPSC spokesman Scott Wolfson, told Reuters.
The nine firms participating in the recall are:
*Bird Brain Inc., of Ypsilanti, Mich.
*Bond Manufacturing of Antioch, Calif.
*Sunjel Company of Milwaukee, Wisc.
*Fuel Barons Inc. of Lake Tahoe, Nevada
*Lamplight Farms Inc. of Menomonee Falls, Wisc.
*Luminosities Inc. of St. Paul, Minn.
*Pacific Decor Ltd. of Woodinwille, Wash.
*Real Flame of Racine, Wisc.
*Smart Solar Inc. of Oldsmar, Fla.