Recall: Map Pro, Propylene and MAPP Gas Cylinders
On 2012-02-23, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Map Pro, Propylene and MAPP Gas Cylinders due to a potential fire hazard. This product sold new beginning in October 2004 for about $7 to $75.
About 29 million units are involved in this Worthington Cylinders gas 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 2012.
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Phone: (866) 511-8967
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What is the problem?
The seal on the cylinders can leak after torches or other fuel consuming equipment are disconnected from them, posing a fire hazard.
How can I tell if I own this product?
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). The cylinders are approximately 3" in diameter and 11" tall and are either yellow or black in color. They were sold alone and in kits that include a torch and a cylinder. The cylinders and torch kits have a variety of labels, including:
Jones Stephens Corp
|Mastercraft and TURNER|
WORTHINGTON MAPP GAS
Note: These products were also recalled in Canada. Health Canada's press release is available at http://cpsr-rspc.hc-sc.gc.ca/PR-RP/recall-retrait-eng.jsp?re_id=1536
These items were sold new+ 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.
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:
Unused cylinders: If the cylinder has never been connected to a torch or other device, do not use cylinder. Return cylinder to store where it was purchased for exchange or full refund.
Partially-used cylinder currently connected to torch or other device: Do not disconnect torch or other device. Take outdoors and ignite the torch and burn off entire contents* of the cylinder. Disconnect the torch from empty cylinder and dispose of empty cylinder per cylinder label instructions or return it to store where it was purchased for exchange or a full refund.
Partially-used cylinder NOT connected to a torch or other device now: Take cylinder outdoors. Leak test top of the cylinder with soapy water. If bubbles develop, attach the torch. Ignite the torch and burn off entire contents* of the cylinder. Remove the torch from empty cylinder and dispose of empty cylinder per cylinder label instructions or return it to the store where it was purchased for exchange or a full refund. If no bubbles develop, do not use cylinder. Return it to the store where it was purchased for exchange or a full refund.
NOTE: NEVER LEAVE LIT TORCH AND CYLINDER UNATTENDED. USE TORCH ONLY IN A WELL-VENTILATED AREA.
For additional information, contact Worthington Cylinders Wisconsin toll free at (866)511-8967 between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, email the manufacturer at MapCylinderRecall@WorthingtonIndustries.com or go to www.MAPCylinderRecall.com
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
+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 CPSC.gov.
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