Recochem Blue Flame Fondue Fuel Recall [Canada]

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Recochem Blue Flame Fondue Fuel Recall [Canada]

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Canada/Ottawa: Recochem Inc., a Montreal, Quebec establishment, recalls an unknown number of bottles of Recochem Blue Flame Fondue Fuel products from the Canadian marketplace due to failure to have fuel bottles equipped with a flame mitigation device (“FMD”) as required by meet Canadian flammability regulations and consequential risks of fire, burns and/or smoke inhalation, all serious health and safety hazards.


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Health Canada/Santé Canada (“HCSC”) reports the following Fondue Fuel products are subject to this recall:

  • Recochem Blue Flame Fondue Fuel products, sold in a white and blue 500 mL plastic bottles with an item number of 14-550 and a UPC of 056438145509

Please consult the photograph above for details of the product’s packaging, design and retail presentation.

==> No best-before date codes, manufacturing date codes, production dates, expiry dates, regulatory approval designations, registration numbers, agency approval designations or other identification numbers were listed with this recall notification.

According to Health Canada, the recalled Fondue Fuel products are sold in plastic bottles of pourable alcohol-based fuel that are not equipped with a flame arrestor. As a result, this defect could contribute to a flame jetting incident and pose burn and fire risks to people who utilize the product in a reasonable manner expected with the product’s intended use.

Last year, Health Canada warned Canadians 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 required 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 may not readily visible. This can result in a burst of flaming fuel being rapidly expelled from the container and travelling a distance dangerous to the holder and those nearby. Flame jetting occurs extremely quickly, so the device or appliance operator and/or those nearby are unable to react quickly enough to move away from and/or out of the path of burning fuel.

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:

If you believe you have purchased or have in your possession any of the recalled Fondue Fuel products, please do not use them. Instead, kindly return the product to the store where you purchased it for a full refund.

Disposal of this product must be in accordance with local municipal hazardous waste requirements to protect your personal safety, the local drinking water supply and the ecosystem. Please consult your local municipal waste authority for the correct steps for your particular community.

If you have any further questions, comments or complaints about this recall, please contact Recochem at +1-514-341-3550 from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM Eastern Standard Time, Monday to Friday or by e-mail at

Please note: the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.

==> To see other recalls and notifications caused by suspected faulty and/or dangerous Fondue Fuel products, please search for “fuel” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

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==> To see other recalls and notifications relating to Smoke Inhalation hazards, please search for “inhalation” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

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More information about this recall:
HCSC ID number: RA-74225
Recalls Direct RIN: 13713-2020
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