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 PHMSA issues emergency recall order of 55,000 propane tanks manufactured by the Lite Cylinder Company 

 

July 2, 2013 

 

News Highlights 

 

  • The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) has issued an emergency recall order of 55,000 propane tanks manufactured by the Lite Cylinder Company. 
  • The order directs that certain two-piece, fully wrapped fiber composite cylinders be removed from service.  
  • If you come into contact with the tanks subject to the recall, please use caution. PHAMSA has advised that these cylinders may leak flammable gas or suddenly rupture. 
  • The order directs questions to PHAMSA's Hazmat Info Center at 800-467-4922. 

More Information  

The Alexandria Fire Department is sharing this important Emergency Recall Information from the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration: 

Fairfax, Va., July 2, 2013- The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) has issued an emergency recall order of 55,000 propane tanks manufactured by the Lite Cylinder Company. 

The order directs that certain two-piece, fully wrapped fiber composite cylinders be removed from service. These composite cylinders are commonly used as portable fuel tanks for liquefied petroleum gas (LPG). 

Use Caution 

If you come into contact with the tanks subject to the recall, please use caution. PHAMSA has advised that these cylinders may leak flammable gas or suddenly rupture. 

Recall Details 

Cylinders manufactured by Lite Cylinder with any of the following markings are subject to this recall: 

  • DOT-SP 14562 
  • DOT-SP 13957 
  • DOT-SP 13105 (only if manufactured by the Lite Cylinder Company) 
  • Any cylinder requalified under requalification approval H706 
  • Any cylinder manufactured under M5729 

The Emergency Recall Order directs anyone who is in possession of one of these specific bottles to 

  • stop using it 
  • close the valve 
  • safely disconnect the cylinder once the valve is closed 
  • store the cylinder in a space that is well ventilated and not enclosed 
  • protect the cylinder from heat and keep it away from all heat sources 

The order directs questions to PHAMSA's Hazmat Info Center at 800-467-4922. In addition to the order, PHMSA has issued additional guidance on disposal and transportation of the cylinders. 


For more information, contact The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration Hazmat Info Center at 800-467-4922 or visit the PHMSA Recall webpage 

 

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