460K Fuel Gel Containers Recalled Due To Serious Injuries | DC Metro Area Personal Injury Law Blog

Posted by: Salvatore J. Zambri, founding member and senior trial attorney.

The New York Times has reported that the Consumer Product Safety Commission has recalled 460,000 containers of pourable fuel gel used in decorative fire pots. The fuel, which was manufactured by Napa Home and Garden Inc., was recalled after dozens of consumers suffered burns, some of which were nearly fatal. Some victims reported that the fuel “exploded in a flash, stuck to clothing and would not stop burning.” The fuel has been sold since December 2009, under the names Napafire and Firegel.

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Please do not use this product.  If you have it in your house, dispose of it properly or return it to the manufacturer.  Please be safe.

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Mr. Zambri is a Board-Certified Civil Trial Attorney and Past-President of the Trial Lawyers Association of Metropolitan Washington, D.C. The association has recently named him the ” 2011 Trial Lawyer of the Year“.  He has also been acknowledged by Washingtonian magazine as a “Big Gun” and among the “top 1%” of all of the more than 80,000 lawyers in the Washington metropolitan area. The magazine also acknowledged him as “one of Washington’s best–most honest and effective lawyers” who specializes in medical malpractice matters, product liability claims, and serious automobile accident claims. Mr. Zambri was recently (2011 edition) acknowledged as one of the “Best Lawyers in America” by Best Lawyers, and has also been repeatedly named a “Super Lawyer” by Law and Politics magazine (2011)–a national publication that honors the top lawyers in the country.

Mr. Zambri is regularly asked to present seminars to lawyers and doctors, as well as both medical and law students concerning defective products, medication errors, medical malpractice litigation, and safety improvements.

If you have any questions about your legal rights, please email Mr. Zambri at szambri@reganfirm.com.  You may also reach him at 202-822-1899.