From: Ralph Stuart <rstuartcih**At_Symbol_Here**me.com>
Subject: [DCHAS-L] CPSC: Western Gas Recalls to Inspect Propane Gas Due To Fire and Burn Hazards
Date: Mon, 1 Jan 2018 12:01:33 -0500
Reply-To: ACS Division of Chemical Health and Safety <DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**PRINCETON.EDU>
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Western Gas Recalls to Inspect Propane Gas Due To Fire and Burn Hazards

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1. Western Gas Recalls to Inspect Propane Gas Due To Fire and Burn Hazards
Recall Date: December 28, 2017
Recall Number: 18-073

Recall Summary

Name of Product:
Propane (LP) Gas

Hazard: The recalled propane may not contain sufficient levels of odorant to help alert consumers to a gas leak. Failure to detect leaking gas can present fire, explosion and thermal burn hazards.

Remedy: Repair, Replace
Consumers should not attempt to test the propane themselves. Instead, consumers who have propane delivered to storage tanks should immediately contact their supplier or Western Gas to determine whether their propane is affected and arrange for a free inspection. If the inspection confirms the propane contains insufficient levels of odorant, Western Gas will promptly arrange for additional odorization or replacement of the under-odorized propane. Consumers who have purchased a portable cylinder should contact the retailer or the Western Gas hotline to determine whether their propane may be affected and if so, return the cylinder to the retailer for a replacement. If consumers do smell even a faint odor of gas or a gas leak, they should immediately leave the building and call 911 or their gas supplier from a neighbor‰??s phone. Do not light a match, turn on a light or switch on anything electrical.

Consumer Contact:
Western Gas toll-free at 833-444-1451 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. MT Monday through Friday, email at info**At_Symbol_Here**propaneawareness.com or online at www.propaneawareness.com.

Pictures available here: https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2018/Western-Gas-Recalls-to-Inspect-Propane-Gas-Due-To-Fire-and-Burn-Hazards


Recall Details

Units:
About 45.7 million gallons

Description:
This recall involves under-odorized propane (LP) gas delivered to consumers‰?? storage tanks or sold at retail locations in portable cylinders (for use in recreational vehicles, barbeques, stoves and other appliances). Propane tanks that have been inspected for the level of odorant or have been refilled after November 2017 are not affected.

Incidents/Injuries:
None reported
Sold At:
Distributed in Colorado, Montana, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wyoming, delivered by various companies and sold by various retailers from April 2015 through October 2017.
Manufacturer(s):
Western Gas Partners LP, of The Woodlands, Texas

Manufactured In:
U.S.
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The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to a product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov.

Media Contact
Please use the phone numbers below for all media requests.
Phone: (301) 504-7908
Spanish: (301) 504-7800

CPSC Consumer Information Hotline
Contact us at this toll-free number if you have questions about a recall:
800-638-2772 (TTY 301-595-7054)
Times: 8 a.m. ‰?? 5:30 p.m. ET; Messages can be left anytime
Call to get product safety and other agency information and to report unsafe products.
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