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Methanol Gel Solid Chafing Fuel

Starting date:
May 1, 2009
Posting date:
May 1, 2009
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Household Items, Miscellaneous
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Labelling and Packaging
General Public
Identification number:

Affected products

Methanol Gel Solid Chafing Fuel

Product description

This recall involves solid gel chafing fuel for indoor or outdoor use, sold under the brand name "JR". The fuel may be used to heat buffet tables or fondue pots, for camping, or for other activities. The product has a label with the words "2.5 hour methanol gel" and has the UPC code 61294100071.

Hazard identified

Health Canada's auditing process revealed that the recalled product does not have the mandatory warning labelling required under Canadian law.

The product lacks the symbol and warnings required for flammable products. The lack of labelling information including appropriate warnings could to lead to serious risks.

Health Canada has not received any reports of illnesses or injuries related to the use of this product.

Number sold

Approximately 905,400 units of the recalled products were sold in Canada.

Time period sold

The recalled products were sold from October 2001 to March 2009.

Place of origin

Manufactured in Turkey.


Johnson-Rose Inc.

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled fuel product and safely dispose of it.

Consumers may contact their municipality for instructions on how to dispose of the recalled product.

For more information, consumers may reach Johnson-Rose Inc. by e-mail at or by fax at 1-888-247-7777.

Consumers in British Columbia, Alberta, and the Yukon may contact Johnson-Rose Inc. by telephone at 1-604-253-5294, while consumers elsewhere in Canada may phone 1-905-817-1470.