Worthington Cylinders Wisconsin, LLC. recently announced a recall of Map Pro, Propylene and MAPP Gas Cylinders.
The seal on the cylinders can leak after torches or other fuel consuming equipment are disconnected from them, posing a fire hazard.
The gas cylinders were sold from October 2004 through January 2012. 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
Approximately 29,026,000 gas cylinders were sold atvarious 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.
According to the recall notice, if the cylinder has never been connected to a torch or other device, do not use the cylinder and return it to store where it was purchased for exchange or full refund. If the cylinder is partially used and currently connected to a torch or other device, do not disconnect the torch or other device. Take it outdoors and ignite the torch and burn off the 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. If the cylinder is partially used butnot connected to a torch or other device, take the cylinder outdoors. Perform a leak test at the 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. 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 atMAPCylinderRecall@worthingtoncylinders.com, or go to www.MAPCylinderRecall.com
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