Yeah, I just received an email
from Amazon (where I purchased mine). There is a recall, and its not a super easy deal.
Here is a copy of the email
Greetings from Amazon.com,
We have recently learned that The Light Cylinder Company, in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Transportation Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety
Administration (PHMSA), is recalling all LPG composite cylinders. Our records indicate that you have purchased one of the composite cylinders listed in this recall through the Amazon.com website.
PHMSA has issued an “Emergency Recall Order” for all LPG composite cylinders manufactured by The Lite Cylinder Company as per the following Emergency
Order No. 2013-002. The recall notice specifically identifies those cylinders manufactured under DOT-SP 14562 (and DOT-SP 13957 as authorized therein), DOT-SP 13105, any cylinder re-qualified under H706, and any cylinders manufactured under M5729. All cylinder sizes are involved in this recall: 10#, 20#, 25# and 33#
order is based on an investigation of Lite Cylinder’s operations and production history
that revealed probable violations and unsafe conditions and practices that PHMSA determined present an imminent hazard to the public safety
Under no circumstances should a cylinder affected by this emergency recall order be filled, refilled, or used for the transportation of hazardous materials.
PMSA advises customers to follow the guidelines provided by Light Cylinder Company below regarding the affected product.
To effectively comply with this recall, cylinder owners must:
1. Take proper safeguards in identifying and handling the affected cylinders identified in this order.
2. Cease use of all specified cylinders until notified of DOT response to Petition for Review.
3. Arrange to have all propane
gas removed from cylinder. This should only be done by qualified persons, trained in handling cylinders in accordance with Federal regulations
. (Note: All propane
dispensing agents should meet this criteria.) This person must discharge all gas, purge, and remove the valve per the recall.
4. Return the empty, purged, valve-less cylinders, to the manufacturer, freight prepaid, at:
The Lite Cylinder Company
139 Southeast Parkway Court
Franklin, TN 37064
You may also find additional details about the recall in the PHMSA bulletin at:
If you purchased this for someone else, please notify the recipient immediately and provide them with the information in the PHMSA bulletin concerning these safety issues.
We regret the inconvenience this recall has caused you but trust you will understand that the safety of our customers is our highest priority.
Thanks for shopping
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