February 23, 2012
Gas Cylinders Recalled by Worthington Cylinders Wisconsin Due to Fire Hazard
Gas Cylinders Recalled by Worthington Cylinders Wisconsin Due to Fire Hazard
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, Worthington Cylinders Wisconsin, LLC, of Chilton, Wis., is voluntarily recalling 29,026,000 (in the United States) and 1,371,100 (in Canada) Map Pro, Propylene and MAPP Gas Cylinders. The seal on the cylinders can leak after torches or other fuel consuming equipment are disconnected from them, posing a fire hazard.
Remedy:

Unused cylinders: If the cylinder has never been connected to a torch or other device, do not use cylinder. Return cylinder to store where it was purchased for exchange or full refund.

Partially-used cylinder currently connected to torch or other device:Do not disconnect torch or other device. Take outdoors and ignite the torch and burn off entire contents* of the cylinder. Disconnect the torch from empty cylinder and dispose of empty cylinder per cylinder label instructions or return it to store where it was purchased for exchange or a full refund.

Partially-used cylinder NOT connected to a torch or other device now: Take cylinder outdoors. Leak test top of the cylinder with soapy water. If bubbles develop, attach the torch. Ignite the torch and burn off entire contents* of the cylinder. Remove the torch from empty cylinder and dispose of empty cylinder per cylinder label instructions or return it to the store where it was purchased for exchange or a full refund. If no bubbles develop, do not use cylinder. Return it to the store where it was purchased for exchange or a full refund.

*NEVER LEAVE LIT TORCH AND CYLINDER UNATTENDED. USE TORCH ONLY IN A WELL-VENTILATED AREA.

Units:

29,026,000 units in the U.S.; 1,371,100 units in Canada

Consumer Contact:
Phone: (866) 511-8967