Lisa Madigan warns public about dangers of fuel gels

June 15, 2011 2:00:04 PM PDT
With the summer season under way, Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan wants you to avoid using fuel gels in outdoor fire pots.

That's because reports say several people have been burned when adding fuel to a pot to light or relight it. In some cases, the pots even exploded and formed a fireball. Some people suffered life-threatening injuries.

Madigan says one manufacturer has pulled its product from store shelves while the federal Consumer Product Safety Commission investigates.