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Fuel Cylinders Recalled

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Recall Date:
October 26, 1978


October 26, 1978  
Release # 78-088

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Oct. 26) -- Cleanweld Products, Los Angeles, in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), today announced a voluntary recall of all its yellow CleanBurn Fuel Cylinders, model CB-1000, manufactured from June 1977 to April 1978.

A separation at the point where the threaded connector meets the cylinder may cause a fuel leak, resulting in possible ignition and burns to the user. Fuel leakage could also de-pressurize the cylinder quickly enough to propel it.

The cylinders are used to fuel portable torches. They were sold as part of the "Whirlwind Torch Kit" (PR-3600) or separately. They cost about $4.75, and were distributed nationwide. Only the yellow cylinders are being recalled.

Consumers should stop use and return the product to the place of purchase for a full refund.

Anyone who wants additional information should contact Cleanweld Products, 4000 Medf ord Ave., Los Angeles, Calif. 90063 (toll-free 800/421-6253).

Model numbers can be verified by contacting CPSC's toll-free hotline at 800/638-2772.

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The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC’s work to ensure the safety of consumer products has contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years. Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.
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