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US federal agency orders recall of 45 million gallons of propane due to lack of odorant

02 January 2018

More than 45 million gallons of propane in five US states is being recalled because it has been insufficiently odorised which could mean leaks go undetected. The propane was manufactured by Western Gas and distributed in Colorado, Montana, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wyoming. It may have been delivered to customers’ small storage tanks or purchased from retailers in portable cylinders from April 2015 to October 2017.

An alert from the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission released on December 30 warned that failure to detect leaking gas presents risks of fire, explosion, and burns.

“Consumers who have propane delivered to storage tanks should immediately contact their supplier or Western Gas to determine whether their propane is affected and arrange for a free inspection,” the alert stated.

Western Gas, a subsidiary of Anadarko Corp., will add odorant or replace the faulty product.

https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2018/Western-Gas-Recalls-to-Inspect-Propane-Gas-Due-To-Fire-and-Burn-Hazards


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