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Composite Propane Cylinder Emergency Recall

Composite tanks have been very popular with cruising boaters and Rivers since they are lighter than metal tanks, are rust-proof, and are translucent so that one can see how much propane is left in the tank. This recall is for only composite tanks made by Lite Cylinder (10#, 20#, 25#, 33#) due to increasing failure rates (leaking), among other problems cited in the notice.

On May 24, 2013, the U.S. Dept. of Transportation Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration issued an emergency recall order for all cylinders manufactured by The Lite Cylinder Company, Inc., citing that the cylinders "constitute or are causing an imminent hazard to public safety."

Under no circumstances should a cylinder described in this emergency recall order be filled, refilled, or used for the transportation of hazardous materials.