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Recall: 100-pound Propane Cylinders


On 2013-04-09, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding 100-pound Propane Cylinders due to a potential fire hazard. This product sold new beginning in January 2012 for about $140 to $170.

About 8,000 units are involved in this Manchester Tank propane cylinder recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.

This was the 1st recall of products in the Cylinders, Tanks and Fuel category in 2013. Since 2005, there have been approximately 10 similar recalls, involving about 194 million product units.

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100-pound Propane Cylinders
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Company Contact Information:

Phone: (800) 640-6327

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What is the problem?

Fuel can leak from the thread connection between the cylinder and valve, posing a fire hazard if exposed to an ignition source.

How can I tell if I own this product?

The recalled Manchester Tank & Equipment Company cylinders included in the recall were manufactured January through September 2012. The date of manufacture is printed on the collar by month and year, so "6 * 12" represents June 2012. The name Manchester and the water capacity "WC238#" are also pressed into the collar. These gray 100-pound DOT propane cylinders measure about 41" high and about 15" in diameter. Manchester 100-pound propane cylinders with a green dot on the hand-wheel on the top of the cylinder are not included in the recall.

These items were sold new+ at Nationwide at propane dealers and distributors, hardware stores including Ace, True Value and Tractor Supply, welding equipment supply stores, farm and home stores, and equipment rental outlets from January 2012 through March 2013 for between $140 and $170.

What should I do if I own this recalled product?

First, stop using the item.

Then, add the item to a free, private Items I Own account. This will enable you to easily access the CPSC and recalling company's remedy instructions as well as track your progress toward getting the item returned or fixed. Click "I Own THIS Item" to continue.

The CPSC provides the following remedy information:

Consumers should stop using the propane cylinders and call Manchester or go to the firm's website for instructions on having their gas cylinder inspected by a qualified propane equipment dealer and repaired if needed. A list of propane equipment distributors, RV distributors and retail distributors are listed on the firm's website at on the "Distributors" page.

Manchester Tank & Equipment Co. at (800)640-6327 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm's website at and click on the "News" page for more information. 


Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date

None reported

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+WeMakeItSafer cautions consumers that recalled items may have been acquired at different locations, prices and times than specified in the CPSC recall announcement. This is especially true for items purchased in online marketplaces, resale shops or yard sales. More information may be available at


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