More than 30 Million Gas Cylinders Recalled

Worthington Cylinders Wisconsin, LLC is voluntarily recalling 29,026,000 Map Pro, Propylene and MAPP Gas Cylinders in the United States and 1,371,100 in Canada.

A large recall of gas cylinders is under way by Worthington Cylinders Wisconsin, LLC, which is voluntarily recalling 29,026,000 Map Pro, Propylene and MAPP Gas Cylinders in the United States and 1,371,100 of them in Canada, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission’s Feb. 23 notice.

The seal on these cylinders can leak after torches or other fuel-consuming equipment is disconnected from them, which will pose a fire hazard, CPSC said. No injuries have been reported.

The American-made 14.1-ounce Map Pro, 14.1-ounce Propylene, and 16-ounce MAPP Gas cylinders contain propylene gas. They are used in soldering, brazing, cutting, and welding operations. They are about 11 inches tall, 3 inches in diameter, and are colored yellow or black. They were sold alone and in kits and bear various labels, and they were sold at plumbing and HVAC distributors and at Home Depot, Lowe's, and Ace Hardware stores nationwide from October 2004 through January 2012, priced at $7-13 for cylinders and $45-75 for torch kits.

Unused cylinders that have never been connected to a torch or other device should not be used. Return these to the point of purchase for exchange or a full refund. A partially used cylinder currently connected to a torch or other device should not be disconnected; take it outdoors, ignite the torch, and burn off the entire contents of the cylinder. Disconnect the torch from the empty cylinder and dispose of the empty cylinder per cylinder label instructions or return it to where it was purchased for exchange or a full refund. A partially used cylinder not connected to a torch or other device should be taken outdoors. The user should conduct a leak test at the top of the cylinder with soapy water. If bubbles develop, attach the torch, ignite it, and burn off the contents of the cylinder. Remove the torch from the empty cylinder and dispose of the empty cylinder per cylinder label instructions or return it to where it was purchased for exchange or a full refund. If no bubbles develop, do not use the cylinder; return it for exchange or a full refund.

For more information, contact Worthington Cylinders Wisconsin toll free at 866-511-8967 between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. EST weekdays, email MapCylinderRecall@WorthingtonIndustries.com, or visit www.MAPCylinderRecall.com.

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