I had received the following email and thought that it would be
important to those that use propane tanks:
SmartReminders has detected a home product recall issued today from
the Consumer Product Safety Commission. Please note the following:
R4 Technical Center - North Carolina LLC, of Hamptonville, N.C., is
recalling 4,700 propane cylinders. These cylinders can have missing
or damaged internal seals in the cylinder valves. Propane can leak,
posing a risk of fire, explosion and burn injuries.
R4 Technical Center has not received any reports of injuries.
These propane cylinders have a sleeve over the tank with the writing
"Blue Rhino" and a drawing of a blue rhinoceros. The recalled
cylinders have either three stars arranged in a triangular shape
under the top knob of the valve or the writing “B-75-3” on the side
of the valve.
Home center, discount department and hardware stores, and gas
stations in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, Delaware, Virginia,
West Virginia, Florida and Mississippi sold these propane cylinders
from May 2000 through July 2000 for about $40 to $60 for a tank or
$13 to $16 for a tank exchange.
Consumers with the recalled valves should check for leaks by
following the “Connection Instructions” on the cylinder’s label. If
the valve is leaking, turn it off immediately, and call the R4
Technical Center toll-free at (866) 802-4492 between 8 a.m. and 4
p.m. ET Monday through Friday to receive a free replacement cylinder.
If you cannot access the toll-free number from your calling area,
contact Blue Rhino at (800) 258-7466.