Recall: LDR 12 Series Gas Connectors
On 2008-03-04, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding LDR 12 Series Gas Connectors due to a potential fire & burn hazard. This product sold new beginning in August 2007 for about $7.00 to $20.00.
About 50,000 units are involved in this LDR Industries gas connector recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 1st recall of products in the Connectors, Regulators & Hoses category in 2008.
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What is the problem?
The gas connectors can leak propane or natural gas, posing a fire and explosion hazard to consumers.
How can I tell if I own this product?
The recalled LDR series 1200 gas connectors have 3/8 inch fine thread nuts attached. The connectors are used primarily with gas space heaters. The brass nuts are gold colored while the stainless steel tube is silver colored. The following connectors are included in this recall. The UPC code and "LDR 1200 Series Gas Connector" are printed on the product's packaging.
These items were sold new+ at Hardware stores in Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Alabama, Mississippi, Arkansas, Tennessee, and Florida from August 2007 through September 2007 for between $7 and $20.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
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The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
Consumers should immediately stop using the appliance with the recalled gas connectors. Only a qualified professional, such as a plumber, heating contractor or gas company technician, should check the connectors and replace them. Contact LDR Industries or the place of purchase for instructions on returning the connectors for a full refund.
For additional information, contact LDR at (800)545-5230 ext. 2345 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.ldrind.com
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
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