Worthington—Map-Pro, Propylene & MAPP Gas Cylinders
400 gram non-refillable cylinders that are primarily used with hand-held torches. The cylinders are approximately 76mm x 279mm.
The cylinders are yellow or black in colour. All cylinders manufactured before January 12, 2012 are being recalled. New cylinders produced after January 12, 2012 will be marked with a black or white diamond on the top shoulder of the cylinder. The master carton is marked with date of manufacture. Cylinders produced after January 12, 2012 are not part of the recall. See attachment for date code information.
What are the defects?
Complete shut-off of the cylinder valve may be delayed for some minutes following removal of the hand/brazing torch from the cylinder.
What are the hazards?
The defect will result in leakage of gas from the cylinder. Though the possibility is remote, these leaks can create a potential risk of fire or explosion. There are no known incidents of fires resulting from these leaks.
Where the product was sold
Traders who sold this product
Sold by plumbing and refrigeration merchants and other industrial outlets throughout Australia. Distributors of the products to retail chains include Bromic, Primus and Rothenberger.
Worthington Cylinders Wisconsin, LLC
Supplier's web site
What should consumers do?
If the cylinder has never been connected to a torch or other device, return it to the place of purchase for exchange or a full refund.
If the cylinder is currently connected to a torch or other device, do not disconnect it. Take the torch outdoors and burn off the entire contents of the cylinder. Disconnect the torch and dispose of the empty cylinder as per the label instructions or return it to the store where it was purchased for exchange or a full refund.
If the cylinder has been connected to a torch or other device, but is not connected now, take the cylinder outdoors and attach a torch. Ignite the torch and burn off the entire contents of the cylinder. Disconnect the torch and dispose of the empty cylinder as per the label instructions or return it to the store where it was purchased for exchange or a full refund.
Never leave a lit torch and cylinder unattended. Use the torch only in a well-ventilated area.
Advertisements and supporting documentation
Notice to Customers.pdf (1.7 MB) Worthington Product Safety Recall Advertisement.pdf (89.1 KB)