New requirements for alcohol-based fuels and firepots

January 28, 2021

Health Canada sent a notice with the updated requirements for certain alcohol-based fuel containers and portable firepots that use pourable fuels. There have been serious health hazards reported in connection with the use of these items.

These new requirements are effective immediately and Health Canada may take immediate compliance and enforcement action if necessary.

For more information on this risk of firepots and alcohol-based pourable fuel containers, please refer to Health Canada’s document, Portable fireplaces, fire pots, fondue pots and pourable fuels safety: the risk of flame jetting.

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