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Gas Cylinders Recalled

Monday, 27 Feb 2012 01:06 PM

More than 31 million propylene gas cylinders sold in the U.S. and Canada, made by Worthington Cylinders Wisconsin, have been recalled due to a fire hazard they may pose, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced.
Consumers should stop using the products immediately. Officials said the seal on the cylinders can leak after torches or other fuel equipment are disconnected from them, posing a fire hazard. No injuries or incidents have been reported, CPSC officials said.
Details follow:
Name of the product: Map Pro, Propylene and MAPP Gas Cylinders.
Manufacturer: Worthington Cylinders Wisconsin, LLC, of Chilton, Wis.
Description: The cylinders contain propylene gas and are used for soldering, brazing, cutting and welding. They contain 14.1 oz Map-Pro, 14.1 oz Propylene or 16 oz MAPP (Methyl Acetylene Propadiene Stabilized).
Sold at: Various plumbing/HVAC distributors, Home Depot, Lowes and Ace Hardware Stores nationwide and in Canada from October 2004 through January 2012 for about $7 to 13 for cylinders and $45 to 75 for the torch kits.
Return to point of purchase: Consumers can return the cylinders to the store where they were purchased for exchange or full refund.
For more information: Contact Worthington Cylinders Wisconsin at 866-511-8967 or go to www.MAPCylinderRecall.com.

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