Manchester Tank & Equipment Company Recalls Propane Cylinders Due to Fire Hazard

Fuel can leak from the thread connection between the cylinder and valve on the 100-pound cylinders.

Fecha del retiro: abril 09, 2013
Número del retiro: 13-164
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Resumen del retiro

Nombre del producto:

100-pound Propane Cylinders


Fuel can leak from the thread connection between the cylinder and valve, posing a fire hazard if exposed to an ignition source.

Contacto para los consumidores:

Manchester Tank & Equipment Co. at (800) 640-6327 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s website at and click on the “News” page for more information. 

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Detalles del retiro


About 7,500


The recalled Manchester Tank & Equipment Company cylinders included in the recall were manufactured January through September 2012. The date of manufacture is printed on the collar by month and year, so “6 * 12” represents June 2012. The name Manchester and the water capacity “WC238#” are also pressed into the collar. These gray 100-pound DOT propane cylinders measure about 41” high and about 15” in diameter. Manchester 100-pound propane cylinders with a green dot on the hand-wheel on the top of the cylinder are not included in the recall.


None reported


Consumers should stop using the propane cylinders and call Manchester or go to the firm’s website for instructions on having their gas cylinder inspected by a qualified propane equipment dealer and repaired if needed. A list of propane equipment distributors, RV distributors and retail distributors are listed on the firm’s website at on the “Distributors” page.

Vendido en

Nationwide at propane dealers and distributors, hardware stores including Ace, True Value and Tractor Supply, welding equipment supply stores, farm and home stores, and equipment rental outlets from January 2012 through March 2013 for between $140 and $170.

Fabricado por

Manchester Tank & Equipment Company, of Elkhart, Ind.

Fabricación en

United States

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