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Worthington Enterprises recalls propane cylinders

February 23, 2024 By    

Editor’s note: This article has been updated with information from Worthington Enterprises.

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The model number, serial number and date code are stamped on the collar of the cylinder. (Photo: U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission)

Worthington Enterprises has recalled more than 146,000 propane exchange cylinders that have the potential to leak gas, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) reported, but the company says it has identified and quarantined many of the effected cylinders.

The recall doesn’t detail specifically what could cause the cylinders to leak.

According to Worthington Enterprises, the recall involves EVAS 20-pound propane exchange cylinders with model number EVAS – M0859, a serial number beginning with a “W” and a date code of either “06-23” or “07-23.” The model number, serial number and date code are stamped on the collar of the cylinder.

While the cylinders were initially sold with an AmeriGas label, consumers could have exchanged these cylinders with other propane distributors who would have then placed their own branded sleeve or label on them, the CPSC states.

Of the more than 146,000 cylinders, Worthington Enterprises says, 490 were sold in AmeriGas cages in New Hampshire and the eastern Massachusetts (Boston metropolitan) area between July 27, 2023, and Aug. 1, 2023. Currently, 399 remain in the market. An additional 145,510 are in quarantine.

The cylinders were manufactured in Turkey.

Consumers are urged to stop using the recalled propane cylinders immediately, close the top valve completely and return them to any AmeriGas Propane Exchange retail location for a free replacement. Consumers can find exchange retail locations at amerigas.com/locations/find-propane.

No injuries have been reported as of the Feb. 22 recall.

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Brian Richesson is the editor in chief of LP Gas Magazine. Contact him at brichesson@northcoastmedia.net or 216-706-3748.

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