Manchester Tank & Equipment Company is recalling approximately 7,500 100-pound propane cylinders. Fuel can leak from the thread connection between the cylinder and valve, posing a fire hazard if exposed to an ignition source.
The recalled Manchester Tank & Equipment Company propane cylinders included in the recall were manufactured from January 2012 through September 2012. The date of manufacture is printed on the collar by month and year, so '6 * 12' represents June 2012. The name Manchester and the water capacity 'WC238#' are also pressed into the collar.
These gray 100-pound DOT propane cylinders measure about 41" high and about 15" in diameter. Manchester 100-pound propane cylinders with a green dot on the hand-wheel on the top of the cylinder are not included in the recall.
The propane cylinders affected by this recall were sold nationwide at propane dealers and distributers, hardware stores including Ace, True Value and Tractor Supply, welding equipment supply stores, farm and home stores, and equipment rental outlets from January 2012 through March 2013.
Consumers should stop using the propane cylinders and call Manchester or go to the firm's website for instructions on having their gas cylinder inspected by a qualified propane equipment dealer and repaired if needed.
For additional information on this recall, contact Manchester Tank & Equipment toll-free at 800-640-6327.