Is ethanol gel fuel safe?
In RoSPA’s view, the high risk of accidental burns and poisoning from ethanol gel makes it unsuitable for use in the home.
In the USA, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) recommends that consumers “immediately stop using pourable gel fuel and contact the manufacturers for refund and product return information”. RoSPA is aware of at least one suspected case of a UK resident receiving fatal injuries as a result of using a product fuelled by ethanol gel.
Date Updated/Created: 12/07/2012
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