Map Pro, Propylene and MAPP Gas Cylinders have been recalled by the manufacturer Worthington Cylinders Wisconsin, LLC, of Chilton, Wis. The seal on the cylinders can leak after torches or other fuel consuming equipment are disconnected from them, posing a fire hazard. The cylinders contain propylene gas and are used for soldering, brazing, cutting and welding. They contain 14.1 oz Map-Pro, 14.1 oz Propylene or 16 oz MAPP (Methyl Acetylene Propadiene Stabilized). The cylinders are approximately 3” in diameter and 11” tall and are either yellow or black in color. They were sold alone and in kits that include a torch and a cylinder.
The cylinders were sold at various plumbing/HVAC distributors, Home Depot, Lowes and Ace Hardware Stores nationwide and in Canada from October 2004 through January 2012 for about $7 to $13 for cylinders and $45 to $75 for the torch kits. Unused cylinders: If the cylinder has never been connected to a torch or other device, do not use the cylinder. Return the cylinder to the store where it was purchased for exchange or full refund. Partially-used cylinder currently connected to torch or other device: Do not disconnect torch or other device. Take the tank outdoors and ignite the torch and burn off entire contents* of the cylinder. Disconnect the torch from the empty cylinder and dispose of empty cylinder per cylinder label instructions or return it to store where it was purchased for exchange or a full refund.
Partially-used cylinder NOT connected to a torch or other device now: Take the cylinder outdoors. Leak test top of the cylinder with soapy water. If bubbles develop, attach the torch. Ignite the torch and burn off the entire contents* of the cylinder. Remove the torch from empty cylinder and 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 the cylinder. Return it to the store where it was purchased for exchange or a full refund. Never leave lit torch and cylinder unattended. Use torch only in a well-ventilated area. For additional information, contact Worthington Cylinders Wisconsin toll free at (866) 511-8967 between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, email the manufacturer at MapCylinderRecall@WorthingtonIndustries.com or go to www.MAPCylinderRecall.com.
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