Worthington Cylinders Issues Voluntary Recall

Involves MAP-Pro, Propylene and MAPP Hand Torch Cylinders

From Worthington Cylinders PR


These cylinders are affected by this recall.
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February 23, 2012 - Columbus, OH.— Worthington Cylinders has issued a voluntary recall of

its MAP-Pro, Propylene and MAPP cylinders due to a potential leak occurring when a torch or hose is disconnected from the cylinder. There have been no reported injuries or accidents

related to this issue. For more information about the voluntary recall and instructions on how

to dispose of or return cylinders for a refund, go to http://www.MAPCylinderRecall.com.


Products affected were sold at various plumbing/HVAC distributors, home improvement and

hardware stores before January 15, 2012 and are yellow or black cylinders, including:


• 14.1 oz MAP-Pro (yellow cylinder)


• 14.1 oz Propylene (black cylinder)


• 16 oz MAPP (yellow cylinder)


• Hand Torch kits containing 14.1 oz MAP-Pro
(yellow cylinder)

 

New cylinders to replace the recalled products are already being shipped to stores and are marked with a white or black diamond on the cylinder shoulder .



These products are NOT affected by the recall.
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Products not affected are blue, red and green cylinders, including:


• 14.1 oz propane (blue cylinder)


• 1.4 oz oxygen (red cylinder)


• 16.4 oz propane (green cylinder)

Proper disposal of affected cylinders:

 

 

Status of cylinder

Instructions for remedy

Unused cylinder

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 a
torch or other
device

Do not disconnect torch or other device. Take outdoors. Ignite
the torch and burn off the entire contents of the cylinder.
*Disconnect torch from empty cylinder. Dispose of empty
cylinder per cylinder label instructions or return it to the 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 torch. Ignite torch and
burn off entire contents of the cylinder. *Remove torch from
empty cylinder. 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.


IMPORTANT: Never transport a leaking cylinder. Never leave lit torch and cylinder
unattended. Use torch only in well-ventilated area.

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