|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Originally issued March 12, 2009
Last Revised August 20, 2009
Release # 09-152
|Firm’s Recall Hotline: (800) 324-8464
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
Note: Firm Phone Number Change
Valero Marketing & Supply Co. Announce Recall to Inspect Propane Gas; Can Pose Fire and Burn Hazard
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product.
Name of product: Propane (LP) gas
Units: About 919,000 barrels
Manufacturer: Valero Marketing & Supply Co., of San Antonio, Texas
Hazard: An odorant is added to propane to help alert customers to a propane gas leak, but this propane might not have the recommended level of odorant. Failure to detect leaking gas can present a fire, explosion or thermal burn hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: The recall includes propane that may have been purchased from the retailers listed below:
Ferrell North America
Mutual Liquid Gas and Equipment
Pacific Coast Propane LLC
Sal’s Propane, Inc.
Suburban Propane, LP
Targa Liquids Marketing
Ted Johnson Propane Co.
United Pacific Energy
Johnson Propane Gas
Pontotoc Butane Gas
||Baker Gas & Oil
Wilder LP Gas
Sold to: Retail propane dealers listed in chart from January 2008 through October 2008.
Manufactured in: United States
Remedy: Consumers with propane purchased or delivered between January 2008 and October 2008 should immediately contact their propane gas suppliers or retail locations where home propane tank or portable cylinders were filled for testing of the propane and to receive additional odorant as needed.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact toll-free at (800) 324-8464 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT, Monday through Friday, or visit the Propane Recall Website at www.propanerecall.com
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov
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