|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 4, 2008
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 545-5230 x2345
LDR Industries Recalls Gas Connectors Due to Fire and Explosion 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. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: LDR 1200 Series Gas Connectors
Units: About 50,000
Importer: LDR Industries Inc., of Chicago, Ill.
Manufacturer: Sai lin Ke, of Beijing, China
Hazard: The gas connectors can leak propane or natural gas, posing a fire and explosion hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: The recalled LDR series 1200 gas connectors have 3/8 inch fine thread nuts attached. The connectors are used primarily with gas space heaters. The brass nuts are gold colored while the stainless steel tube is silver colored. The following connectors are included in this recall. The UPC code and "LDR 1200 Series Gas Connector" are printed on the product's packaging.
|Recalled Gas Connectors|
Sold at: Hardware stores in Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Alabama, Mississippi, Arkansas, Tennessee, and Florida from August 2007 through September 2007 for between $7 and $20.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the appliance with the recalled gas connectors. Only a qualified professional, such as a plumber, heating contractor or gas company technician, should check the connectors and replace them. Contact LDR Industries or the place of purchase for instructions on returning the connectors for a full refund.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact LDR at (800) 545-5230 ext. 2345 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.ldrind.com
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