California Firm Recalls Refillable Propane Cylinders

YSN Imports Inc., doing business as Flame King, of Gardena, Calif., has recalled about 24,000 refillable propane cylinders because they can leak propane gas, posing fire and explosion hazards, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced on July 13.

YSN Imports Inc., doing business as Flame King, of Gardena, Calif., has recalled about 24,000 refillable propane cylinders because they can leak propane gas, posing fire and explosion hazards, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced on July 13. Another 1,100 were sold in Canada and are subject to the recall; the cylinders were manufactured in Thailand.

The recall involves Flame King, Little Kamper and U-Haul refillable propane cylinders used with outdoor appliances. The serial numbers are printed on the foot ring of the cylinder. The brand logo and size is printed on the front of the cylinder. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled propane cylinders and contact YSN Imports for a full refund or replacement propane cylinder.

At the time of the announcement, the firm had received two reports of the connecting valve starting to unscrew from the cylinder. No injuries had been reported. The cylinders were sold at Ace Hardware, Home Depot, Kamps, Propane Depot, U-Haul, and other stores nationwide and online at Amazon.com and other websites from November 2013 through September 2016 for between $10 and $15.

To contact YSN Imports, call toll free at 855-215-4970 weekdays 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern time, email flameking7685@stericycle.com or visit www.flameking.com and click on "Recall Information" for more information.

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