On January 20, 2011 the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (“CPSC”) announced a voluntary recall of Propane (LP) Gas, manufactured by Aux Sable Liquid Products of Morris, Illinois. The affected propane was sold in portable cylinders and delivered to storage tanks. The problem with this estimated 700 rail car units of propane gas is that some of the propane did not have sufficient levels of the odorant that should be added to propane to help alert consumers to a gas leak. Without the proper levels of odorant, a clear hazard is created in that failing to detect leaking gas can present fire, explosion and thermal burn dangers to consumers.
According to the CPSC, the recalled propane was sold to propane retailers in Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Vermont and Virginia from February 25, 2010 through September 30, 2010. The CPSC has encouraged consumers in the affected states who purchased propane gas during the aforementioned timeframe to contact Aux Sable to arrange for a free inspection and exchange.