EDITORS NOTE: While the primary focus of this blog is carbon monoxide poisoning, all toxic exposures are relevant herein. The same type of issues that can cause carbon monoxide poisoning, can cause immediate fire or explosion risk, as per these gas connectors recalled today.

GSJ

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 4, 2008
Release #08-205 Firm’s Recall Hotline: (800) 545-5230 x2345
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

LDR Industries Recalls Gas Connectors Due to Fire and Explosion Hazards
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.
Name of Product: LDR 1200 Series Gas Connectors

Units: About 50,000

Importer: LDR Industries Inc., of Chicago, Ill.

Manufacturer: Sai lin Ke, of Beijing, China

Hazard: The gas connectors can leak propane or natural gas, posing a fire and explosion hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: The recalled LDR series 1200 gas connectors have 3/8 inch fine thread nuts attached. The connectors are used primarily with gas space heaters. The brass nuts are gold colored while the stainless steel tube is silver colored. The following connectors are included in this recall. The UPC code and “LDR 1200 Series Gas Connector” are printed on the product’s packaging.

IF YOU SMELL GAS, GET OUT. Make sure your smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors are in operating condition.

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