Fuel Cylinders Recalled

CPSC announced recall on fuel cylinders due to ignition and burn hazards.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  
October 26, 1978  
Release # 78-088
 

Fuel Cylinders Recalled

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Oct. 26) -- Cleanweld Products, Los Angeles, in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), today announced a voluntary recall of all its yellow CleanBurn Fuel Cylinders, model CB-1000, manufactured from June 1977 to April 1978.

A separation at the point where the threaded connector meets the cylinder may cause a fuel leak, resulting in possible ignition and burns to the user. Fuel leakage could also de-pressurize the cylinder quickly enough to propel it.

The cylinders are used to fuel portable torches. They were sold as part of the "Whirlwind Torch Kit" (PR-3600) or separately. They cost about $4.75, and were distributed nationwide. Only the yellow cylinders are being recalled.

Consumers should stop use and return the product to the place of purchase for a full refund.

Anyone who wants additional information should contact Cleanweld Products, 4000 Medf ord Ave., Los Angeles, Calif. 90063 (toll-free 800/421-6253).

Model numbers can be verified by contacting CPSC's toll-free hotline at 800/638-2772.