Valero Marketing & Supply Co. Announce Recall to Inspect Propane Gas; Can Pose Fire and Burn Hazard

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Originally issued March 12, 2009
Last Revised August 20, 2009
Release # 09-152
Firm’s Recall Hotline: (800) 324-8464
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Note: Firm Phone Number Change

Valero Marketing & Supply Co. Announce Recall to Inspect Propane Gas; Can Pose Fire and Burn Hazard

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product.

Name of product: Propane (LP) gas

Units: About 919,000 barrels

Manufacturer: Valero Marketing & Supply Co., of San Antonio, Texas

Hazard: An odorant is added to propane to help alert customers to a propane gas leak, but this propane might not have the recommended level of odorant. Failure to detect leaking gas can present a fire, explosion or thermal burn hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: The recall includes propane that may have been purchased from the retailers listed below:

StateDistributors
Alabama Country Gas
Dowdle Gas
Arkansas Famers Supply
California Aeropres Corp.
Amerigas Propane
Enterprise Products
Ferrell North America
Heritage Propane
Kiva Energy
Mutual Liquid Gas and Equipment
Pacific Coast Propane LLC
Sal’s Propane, Inc.
Suburban Propane, LP
Targa Liquids Marketing
Ted Johnson Propane Co.
United Pacific Energy
Mississippi Columbus Butane
Coombs Gas
Dowdle Gas
Enterprise LP
Graeber Bros.
Johnson Propane Gas
F.O. James
Pontotoc Butane Gas
Rebel Gas
Thomas LP
Tennessee Baker Gas & Oil
Brownsville Utility
Coombs Gas
Dixie Gas
Dowdle Gas
Tennergy
Wilder LP Gas

Sold to: Retail propane dealers listed in chart from January 2008 through October 2008.

Manufactured in: United States

Remedy: Consumers with propane purchased or delivered between January 2008 and October 2008 should immediately contact their propane gas suppliers or retail locations where home propane tank or portable cylinders were filled for testing of the propane and to receive additional odorant as needed.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact toll-free at (800) 324-8464 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT, Monday through Friday, or visit the Propane Recall Website at www.propanerecall.com