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YSN Imports Recalls Refillable Propane Cylinders Due to Fire, Explosion Hazards

WASHINGTON, July 13, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2017/YSN-Imports-Recalls-Refillable-Propane-Cylinders

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Recall Summary

Name of Product: Refillable propane cylinders

Hazard: The refillable propane cylinders can leak propane gas, posing fire and explosion hazards.

Remedy: Replace, Refund

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled propane cylinders and contact YSN Imports for a full refund or replacement propane cylinder.

Consumer Contact: YSN Imports toll-free at 855-215-4970 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, email at [email protected] or online at www.flameking.com and click on "Recall Information" for more information.

Recall Details

Units: About 24,000 (in addition, 1,100 were sold in Canada)

Description: This recall involves Flame King, Little Kamper and U-Haul refillable propane cylinders used with outdoor appliances. The serial numbers are printed on the foot ring of the cylinder. The brand logo and size is printed on the front of the cylinder.

Brand

Size

Color

Serial Number Range

Flame King

14.1 oz.

blue

000001 through 004700

Flame King

16.4 oz.

green

000001 through 020800

Little Kamper

16 oz.

green

000001 through 020800

U-Haul

1 lb.

blue

000001 through 004700

U-Haul

1 lb.

green

000001 through 020800

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received two reports of the connecting valve starting to unscrew from the cylinder. No injuries have been reported.

Sold at: Ace Hardware, Home Depot, Kamps, Propane Depot, U-Haul and other stores nationwide and online at Amazon.com and other websites from November 2013 through September 2016 for between $10 and $15.

Importer: YSN Imports Inc., DBA Flame King, of Gardena, Calif.

Distributor: YSN Imports Inc., DBA Flame King, of Gardena, Calif.

Manufactured in: Thailand

Note: Health Canada's press release is available at: http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2017/63928r-eng.php

This recall was conducted voluntarily by the company under CPSC's Fast Track Recall process. Fast Track recalls are initiated by firms who commit to work with CPSC to quickly announce the recall and remedy to protect consumers.

About U.S. CPSC:
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