30 Million Gas Cylinders Recalled by Worthington Cylinders Wisconsin Due to Fire Hazard

Name of Product: Map Pro, Propylene and MAPP Gas Cylinders

Units: 29,026,000 units in the U.S.; 1,371,100 units in Canada

Manufacturer: Worthington Cylinders Wisconsin, LLC, of Chilton, Wis.

Hazard: The seal on the cylinders can leak after torches or other fuel consuming equipment are disconnected from them, posing a fire hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: 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:

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

Sold 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.

Manufactured in: United States

Remedy:

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.

*NEVER LEAVE LIT TORCH AND CYLINDER UNATTENDED. USE TORCH ONLY IN A WELL-VENTILATED AREA.

For more information: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml12/12117.html

Or: http://www.mapcylinderrecall.com/



Posted by: Matt Rolf
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