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100# Vertical DOT Propane Cylinders

Starting date:
November 16, 2012
Posting date:
November 16, 2012
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Chemicals
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Flammability Hazard
Audience:
General Public (GP)
Identification number:
RA-15569

Affected products

100# Vertical DOT Propane Cylinders

Product description

This recall involves Manchester 100# Vertical DOT Propane Cylinders identifiable by the date codes 1-12 through 9-12 and the following model numbers:

  • 14281TC.1
  • 14281TC.11
  • 14281TC.17
  • 14281TC.25
  • 14281TC.23

The product is constructed of steel, the cylinder body height is 104.14 centimetres (41 inches) (not including collar and valve), and 38.3 centimetres (15.06 inches) in diameter and is equipped with a collar and a single vapour POL valve.

Hazard identified

A small percentage of cylinders produced between January 2012 through to September 2012 have been found to have very small leaks at the threaded connection between the cylinder and valve.

There have been no known incidents reported to Manchester Tanks to date.

Health Canada has not received any reports of incidents or injuries to Canadians related to the use of the recalled cylinders.

Number sold

Approximately 6,954 units of the recalled cylinders were sold in Canada.

Time period sold

The recalled cylinders were sold from February 2012 to September 2012.

Place of origin

Manufactured in the United States of America.

Companies

Manufacturer
Manchester Tank & Equipment Company
Franklin
Tennessee
UNITED STATES
Tel: 1-800-640-6327
Distributor
National Energy Equipment Inc.
Nepean
Ontario
CANADA
Distributor
Tractor Supply Canada
London
Ontario
CANADA

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately check the date code to determine whether or not the product was made within the date range beginning January 2012 through September 2012. If it is, they should contact Manchester.

For more instructions regarding the appropriate corrective action to be taken, consumers may contact Manchester Tank & Equipment Company at 1-800-640-6327.