Propane Cylinders

Manchester Tank & Equipment Company issued a recall of its Propane Cylinders. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, “fuel can leak from the thread connection between the cylinder and valve.”  This can cause fire if the cylinder is exposed to an ignition source.

Product Information:

  • Product Name: 100-pound Propane Cylinders
  • Manufacturing Company: Manchester Tank & Equipment Company, of Elkhart, Ind.
  • Manufactured in: United States
  • Units: About 7,500
  • Places Sold: 
    • Nationwide at propane dealers and distributors
    • Hardware stores
    • Ace
    • True Value
    • Tractor Supply
    • Welding equipment supply stores
    • Farm and home stores
    • Equipment rental outlets
  • Dates Sold: From January 2012 through March 2013
  • Price of Product: Between $140 and $170

Click to view pictures of the recalled Propane Cylinders.

Injuries To Date:

  • There have been no reports of injuries

Free Repair:

If you or a loved one has purchased the recalled Propane Cylinders, you should stop using them immediately.  Furthermore, you should contact Manchester or go to the firm’s website.  They will provide instructions on having the gas cylinder inspected by a qualified propane equipment dealer and repaired if needed.

Additional Information:

For information on the recall, consumers can contact Manchester Tank & Equipment Co. at (800) 640-6327.  Consumers may also contact the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) by calling (800) 638-2772.

What to Do if You or a Loved One Has Been Harmed by a Recalled Product

If you become injured as a result of one of these recalled Propane Cylinders, you may be entitled to compensation.  Potential damages may include medical bills, property damage, awards for pain and suffering.  Here at LawInfo.com, we have experienced attorneys specializing in products liability to help you if you have been injured by a defective product.  Most of the attorneys at LawInfo.com offer free initial consultations, so it would be advantageous to speak to a products liability attorney to discuss your potential legal claims.

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