CPSC: Worthington Cylinders Wisconsin Recalls Gas Cylinders for Fire Hazards

02/24/2012 // WPB, FL, USA // Injury Lawyers News // Nicole Howley

Chilton, WI — Map Pro, Propylene and MAPP Gas Cylinders by Worthington Cylinders Wisconsin are being recalled for fire hazards in the U.S. and Canada. Worthington Cylinders and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced the nationwide product recall on February 23, 2012.

The gas cylinders were recalled after discovering that the seal on the cylinders can leak after torches or other fuel consuming equipment are disconnected from them, which poses a fire hazard to consumers.

“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 CPSC reported.

The cylinders and torch kits involved in this recall come user a variety of labels: ACE, ASCO, BENCHMARK®, BERNZOMATIC®, CRAFTSMAN®, EMC, EXPRESS, Firepower®, GENTEC®, GOSS®, HOTERY, Jones Stephens Corp, LENOX®, Mag-Torch®, MAGNA®, Mastercraft® and TURNER®, Master Mechanic®, MAPP, NAPA, BERNZOMATIC®, PREST-O-LITE®, RONA, ROTHENBERGER, SUPER-EGO, SureFire™, TurboTorch®, UNIWELD®, WORTHINGTON MAPP® GAS, WORTHINGTON MAP/Pro™, WORTHINGTON PROPYLENE.

Consumers are advised to return the cylinders to the place of purchase for a full refund if it has never been connected to a torch or another device. If you have a partially used cylinder that is still connected to a torch, you should burn off the rest of the contents and take it to the place of purchase for a full refund.

If you have a partially used cylinder that is not attached to a torch, you should leak test the top of the cylinder with soapy water. If bubbles appear, attach it to a torch and burn off the contents of the cylinder, and return the cylinder to the place of purchase for a free refund.

For more information concerning the product recall, consumers can 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 [email protected] or go to www.MAPCylinderRecall.com.

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