Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Valero agrees to recall propane gas

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced on March 12 that Valero Marketing & Supply Co. has voluntarily agreed to recall tanks of propane gas sold in five states.
The recall affects retailers in Alabama, Arkansas, California, Mississippi and Tennessee.
Valero manufactured 919,000 barrels of propane gas from January to October 2008 that contains an odorant that helps alert consumers to a gas leak. However, the propane Valero manufactured and sold might not have the recommended level of odorant. Failure to detect leaking gas can present a fire, explosion
or thermal burn hazard to consumers, according to the Consumer
Product Safety Commission.
There have been no incidents or injuries reported as a result of the sale of propane. However, consumers who may have bought the propane are asked to call the Consumer Product Safety Commission's hotline at 1-800-638-2772 or Valero's recall hotline at 1-866-940-8235.

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