YSN Imports Inc. recalls Propane Depot refillable propane cylinders

Starting date:
July 13, 2017
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Outdoor Living
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Fire Hazard
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-63928

Joint recall with Health Canada, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC) and YSN Imports Inc.

Affected products

Propane Depot refillable propane cylinders

Product description

This recall involves Propane Depot brand refillable propane cylinders used with outdoor appliances. The serial numbers are printed on the foot ring of the cylinder. The brand logo "Propane Depot" and size is printed on the front of the cylinder.

The following refillable propane cylinders are included in this recall:
Size Serial Number Range
14.1 oz. cylinders (colour blue) 000001 through 004700
16.4 oz. cylinders (colour green) 000001 through 020800

Hazard identified

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

As of July 7, 2017, the company has received no reports of consumer incident related to the use of these products in Canada, and no reports of injury. In the United States, the company has received 2 reports of the connecting valve starting to unscrew from the cylinder, and no reports of injury.

Number sold

Approximately 1,100 units of the affected products were sold in Canada and approximately 24,000 units were sold in the United States.

Time period sold

The recalled products were sold from November 2013 to September 2016 in Canada and the United States.

Place of origin

Manufactured in Thailand

Companies

Distributor
YSN Imports Inc., DBA Flame King
Gardena
California
UNITED STATES
Distributor
Propane Depot
Burnaby
British Columbia
CANADA

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled propane cylinders and return them to Propane Depot for a full refund or replacement propane cylinder.

For additional information, consumers may contact YSN Imports Inc. toll-free at 1-855-215-4970, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday, email, or visit the company's website and click on "Recall Information".

Consumers may view the release by the US CPSC on the Commission's website.

Please note that the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.

Health Canada would like to remind Canadians to report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product or any other consumer product or cosmetic by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.

This recall is also posted on the OECD Global Portal on Product Recalls website. You can visit this site for more information on other international consumer product recalls.