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Propane Recalled in 14 States: Explosion, Burn Hazards
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Consumer Alert: Fire, explosion, burn hazards prompt propane gas recall. CPSC is warning consumers to leave their house if they smell gas that could be attributed to a leak. DO NOT try to test propane gas yourself.

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January 24, 2011 - Last week, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced that Aux Sable Liquid Products will be recalling some 700 rail cars of Propane (LP) Gas sold in portable cylinders and delivered to storage tanks on Thursday, Jan. 20, 2011. Consumers are urged to contact the company to receive a free inspection and replacement propane cylinder. According to the CPSC news release:

“Some of this propane does not have sufficient levels of the odorant that is added to propane to help alert consumers to a gas leak. Failure to detect leaking gas can present fire, explosion and thermal burn hazards to consumers... This recall involves odorized propane gas delivered for storage tanks or sold in portable cylinders between February 25, 2010 and September 30, 2010.”

The gas was sold at propane retailers in Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Vermont and Virginia between February 25, 2010 and September 30, 2010.

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