Aux Sable Liquid Products Recalls to Inspect Propane Gas; Can Pose Fire and Burn Hazards

Some of this propane does not have sufficient levels of the odorant that is added to propane to help alert consumers to a gas leak.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 20, 2011
Release #11-102
Firm's Recall Hotline: (866) 473-7612
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Aux Sable Liquid Products Recalls to Inspect Propane Gas; Can Pose Fire and Burn Hazards

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. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Propane (LP) Gas sold in portable cylinders and delivered to storage tanks

Units: About 700 rail cars

Manufacturer: Aux Sable Liquid Products, of Morris, Ill.

Hazard: Some of this propane does not have sufficient levels of the odorant that is added to propane to help alert consumers to a gas leak. Failure to detect leaking gas can present fire, explosion and thermal burn hazards to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: This recall involves odorized propane gas delivered for storage tanks or sold in portable cylinders between February 25, 2010 and September 30, 2010. If the storage tank has been refilled or if the consumer has received additional propane since September 30, 2010, such propane is not included in this recall.

Sold at: Propane retailers in the following states: Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Vermont and Virginia from February 25, 2010 through September 30, 2010.

Manufactured in: United States

Remedy: Consumers in the affected states whose most recent propane gas purchase or delivery was between February 25, 2010 and September 30, 2010 should immediately contact Aux Sable to arrange for a free inspection. If there is insufficient odorant, additional odorized propane or a replacement portable propane cylinder will be provided free of charge.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Aux Sable toll-free at (866) 473-7612 any time or visit the propane alert website at www.PropaneGasAlert.com

State fire officials in some of the impacted states already issued notice to users in limited areas.

NOTE: Consumers should not attempt to test the propane gas themselves. In addition, if you smell even a faint odor of gas and suspect a gas leak:

- Leave the house immediately.

- Do not use your phone; Call your gas supplier or dial 911 for assistance from a neighbor's house.

- Do not light a match.

- Do not turn on a light.

- Do not switch on anything electrical.