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Rhode Island Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin Announces Recall of Propane (LP) Gas

Rhode Island Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin, in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), today announced a voluntary recall of Propane (LP) Gas manufactured by Aux Sable Liquid Products and sold in portable cylinders and delivered to storage tanks.

Some of this propane does not have sufficient levels of added odorant 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 propane gas delivered for storage tanks or sold in portable cylinders between February 25, 2010 and September 30, 2010. If the storage tank has been refilled or if the consumer has received additional propane since September 30, 2010, such propane is not included in this recall.

“I strongly urge all Rhode Islanders who believe they may have purchased Aux Sable propane during the time referenced to contact the company immediately. Although there have been no reports of injuries or explosions in Rhode Island, propane is highly flammable, and consumers should not disregard the potential dangers,” said Attorney General Kilmartin. The recalled propane was sold by retailers in Rhode Island and the following states: Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Vermont and Virginia. Consumers in the affected states whose most recent propane gas purchase or delivery was between February 25, 2010 and September 30, 2010 should immediately contact Aux Sable to arrange for a free inspection. If there is insufficient odorant, additional odorized propane or a replacement portable propane cylinder will be provided free of charge.

For additional information, contact Aux Sable toll-free at (866) 473-7612 any time or visit the propane alert website at www.PropaneGasAlert.com.

NOTE: Consumers should not attempt to test the propane gas themselves. In addition, if you smell even a faint odor of gas and suspect a gas leak: *Leave the house immediately. * Do not use your phone; Call your gas supplier or dial 911 for assistance from a neighbor’s house.

  • Do not light a match.
  • Do not turn on a light.
  • Do not switch on anything electrical.
Name of product: Propane (LP) Gas sold in portable cylinders and delivered to storage tanks Units: About 700 rail cars Manufacturer: Aux Sable Liquid Products, of Morris, Ill. Hazard: 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.

Description: This recall involves odorized propane gas delivered for storage tanks or sold in portable cylinders between February 25, 2010 and September 30, 2010. If the storage tank has been refilled or if the consumer has received additional propane since September 30, 2010, such propane is not included in this recall.

Sold at: Propane retailers in Rhode Island and the following states: Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Vermont and Virginia from February 25, 2010 through September 30, 2010.

Remedy: Consumers in the affected states whose most recent propane gas purchase or delivery was between February 25, 2010 and September 30, 2010 should immediately contact Aux Sable to arrange for a free inspection. If there is insufficient odorant, additional odorized propane or a replacement portable propane cylinder will be provided free of charge. Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Aux Sable toll-free at (866) 473-7612 any time or visit the propane alert website at www.PropaneGasAlert.com.

NOTE: Consumers should not attempt to test the propane gas themselves. In addition, if you smell even a faint odor of gas and suspect a gas leak:

Rhode Island Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin, in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), today announced a voluntary recall of Propane (LP) Gas manufactured by Aux Sable Liquid Products and sold in portable cylinders and delivered to storage tanks.

Some of this propane does not have sufficient levels of added odorant 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 propane gas delivered for storage tanks or sold in portable cylinders between February 25, 2010 and September 30, 2010. If the storage tank has been refilled or if the consumer has received additional propane since September 30, 2010, such propane is not included in this recall.

“I strongly urge all Rhode Islanders who believe they may have purchased Aux Sable propane during the time referenced to contact the company immediately. Although there have been no reports of injuries or explosions in Rhode Island, propane is highly flammable, and consumers should not disregard the potential dangers,” said Attorney General Kilmartin. The recalled propane was sold by retailers in Rhode Island and the following states: Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Vermont and Virginia. Consumers in the affected states whose most recent propane gas purchase or delivery was between February 25, 2010 and September 30, 2010 should immediately contact Aux Sable to arrange for a free inspection. If there is insufficient odorant, additional odorized propane or a replacement portable propane cylinder will be provided free of charge.

For additional information, contact Aux Sable toll-free at (866) 473-7612 any time or visit the propane alert website at www.PropaneGasAlert.com.

NOTE: Consumers should not attempt to test the propane gas themselves. In addition, if you smell even a faint odor of gas and suspect a gas leak:

  • Leave the house immediately.
  • Do not use your phone; Call your gas supplier or dial 911 for assistance from a neighbor’s house.
  • Do not light a match.
  • Do not turn on a light.
  • Do not switch on anything electrical.

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Department or agency: Office of the Attorney General: Consumer News and Alerts

Online: http://www.riag.ri.gov/civil/consumer/

Release date: 01-20-2011

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