Recall: Refillable propane cylinders
On 2017-07-13, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Refillable propane cylinders due to a potential fire and explosion hazard. This product sold new beginning in November 2013 for about $10 to $15.
About 20,000 units are involved in this YSN Imports 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 2017.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 10 similar recalls,
involving about 148 million product units.
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What is the problem?
The refillable propane cylinders can leak propane gas, posing fire and explosion hazards.
How can I tell if I own this product?
This recall involves Flame King, Little Kamper and U-Haul refillable propane cylinders used with outdoor appliances. The serial numbers are printed on the foot ring of the cylinder. The brand logo and size is printed on the front of the cylinder.
|Brand||Size||Color||Serial Number Range|
|Flame King||14.1 oz.||blue||000001 through 004700|
|Flame King||16.4 oz.||green||000001 through 020800|
|Little Kamper||16 oz.||green||000001 through 020800|
|U-Haul||1 lb.||blue||000001 through 004700|
|U-Haul||1 lb.||green||000001 through 020800|
These items were sold new+ at Ace Hardware, Home Depot, Kamps, Propane Depot, U-Haul and other stores nationwide and online at Amazon.com and other websites from November 2013 through September 2016 for between $10 and $15.
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 immediately stop using the recalled propane cylinders and contact YSN Imports for a full refund or replacement propane cylinder.
YSN Imports toll-free at 855-215-4970 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, email at firstname.lastname@example.org or online at www.flameking.com and click on "Recall Information" for more information.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
The firm has received two reports of the connecting valve starting to unscrew from the cylinder. No injuries have been reported.
+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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