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Massive Gas Cylinder Recall issued due to Leak Danger

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gas cylinder recall - CPSC

(Best Syndication News) - Over 30 million gas cylinders that were sold in the US and in Canada have been voluntarily recalled because the seal on the cylinders could leak after being disconnected from the equipment. The leak could cause a fire danger reported the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CSPC) today in an announcement.

The majority of the gas cylinders were distributed in the United States. Worthington Cylinders Wisconsin recalled the gas cylinders without any reports of incident or injury. The brands being recalled are Map Pro (14.1 ounce), Propylene (14.1 ounce), and MAPP Gas Cylinders(16 ounce). The cylinders contain propylene gas that is used for soldering, brazing, cutting, and welding. The cylinders are around 3 inches in diameter and stand around 11 inches tall. The color of the cylinder is either yellow or black color. Some of the cylinders were sold by themselves, while others were sold as a bundle with a torch kit.

The labels may have been under these brands.

ACE
ASCO
BENCHMARK®
BERNZOMATIC®CRAFTSMAN®
EMC

EXPRESS
Firepower®
GENTEC®
GOSS®
HOTERY
Jones Stephens Corp
LENOX®
Mag-Torch®
MAGNA®
Mastercraft® and TURNER®
Master Mechanic®
MAPP
NAPA BERNZOMATIC®
PREST-O-LITE®

RONA
ROTHENBERGER
SUPER-EGO
SureFire™
TurboTorch®
UNIWELD®
WORTHINGTON MAPP® GAS
WORTHINGTON MAP/Pro™
WORTHINGTON PROPYLENE

Consumers who have the cylinders should stop using them. If they have an unused cylinder that has not been connected to equipment they should not use it, instead take the cylinder to the store where it was purchased and get either an exchange or a full refund.

If the cylinder was partially used and is connected to a torch or other equipment, make sure to keep the equipment attached and take outdoors to burn off the rest of the fuel. Make sure to supervise the torch as it burns off the fuel completely. Then the torch or equipment can be taken off. The empty tank can be disposed of by following the cylinder label instructions or the consumer can return it to store where it was purchased for an exchange or a full refund.

If you have a partially-used cylinder with the torch disconnected, take soapy water to test for leaks around the top of the tank. If bubbles form, reattach the torch and ignite outside to burn off all the fuel inside the tank. Once the tank has been emptied completely, the cylinder can be disposed of by following the instruction label or it can be taken back to the store it was purchased for a replacement or full refund. However, if no bubbles form, do not use it; instead take it back to the where it was bought to get either an exchange or a full refund.

More information is available at www.MAPCylinderRecall.com.

By: Dave Reddy

ref: CPSC

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