Recall: Propane (LP) Gas
On 2016-02-12, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Propane (LP) Gas due to a potential hazard. This product sold new beginning in April 2009.
About 118 million units are involved in this Crescent Point Energy propane gas 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 2016.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 10 similar recalls,
involving about 194 million product units.
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What is the problem?
The recalled propane does not have sufficient levels of odorant to help alert consumers of a gas leak. Failure to detect leaking gas can present fire, explosion and thermal burn hazards.
How can I tell if I own this product?
This recall involves under-odorized propane gas (LP) delivered to consumers for use in storage tanks or sold at retail locations for use in portable refillable tanks (for use in recreational vehicles, barbeques, stoves and other appliances). LP was also sold to businesses for commercial and industrial use.
This product was also recalled in Canada. Health Canada's press release is available at http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2015/55686a-eng.php
Information on where these items sold new+: Distributed in Arizona, Idaho, Kentucky, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Washington, Wisconsin and Utah, delivered by various companies and sold by retailers between April 2009 and October 2015.
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 not attempt to test the propane themselves. Instead, they should immediately contact the retailer, supplier or Crescent Point Energy hotline to arrange for an inspection. If inspection confirms that the propane contains insufficient odorant, Crescent Point Energy will either promptly arrange for appropriate odorization or provide a replacement portable tank. Consumers should have carbon monoxide alarms in homes or other buildings that utilize gas. If consumers do smell even a faint odor of gas or a gas leak, they should immediately leave the building and call 911 or their gas supplier from a neighbor's phone. Do not light a match, turn on a light or switch on anything electrical.
Crescent Point Energy toll free at 866-421-4266 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. MT, email firstname.lastname@example.org or online at www.youandpropane.com for more information.
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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