February 23, 2012 – Columbus, OH., Tradeslive.com — Worthington Cylinders has issued a voluntary recall of its MAP-Pro, Propylene and MAPP cylinders due to a potential leak occurring when a torch or hose is disconnected from the cylinder. There have been no reported injuries or accidents related to this issue. For more information about the voluntary recall and instructions on how to dispose of or return cylinders for a refund, go to http://www.MAPCylinderRecall.com.
Products affected were sold at various plumbing/HVAC distributors, home improvement and hardware stores before January 15, 2012 and are yellow or black cylinders, including:
• 14.1 oz Propylene (black cylinder)
• 16 oz MAPP (yellow cylinder)
• Hand Torch kits containing 14.1 oz MAP-Pro (yellow cylinder)
New cylinders to replace the recalled products are already being shipped to stores and are marked with a white or black diamond on the cylinder shoulder.
Products not affected are blue, red and green cylinders, including:
• 1.4 oz oxygen (red cylinder)
• 16.4 oz propane (green cylinder)
(continued) Proper disposal of affected cylinders:
Status of cylinder Instructions for remedy Unused cylinder 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 a torch or other deviceDo not disconnect torch or other device. Take outdoors. Ignite the torch and burn off the entire contents of the cylinder.
*Disconnect torch from empty cylinder. Dispose of empty cylinder per cylinder label instructions or return it to the 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 torch. Ignite torch and burn off entire contents of the cylinder. *Remove torch from empty cylinder. 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.
* IMPORTANT: Never transport a leaking cylinder. Never leave lit torch and cylinder unattended. Use torch only in well-ventilated area.
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