Cylinders manufactured by a Franklin, TN company and used largely in the liquefied petroleum gas service are the subject of an emergency recall order from the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) of the United States Department of Transportation (DOT), Commissioner of Insurance/State Fire Marshal Mike Chaney announced today.
The cylinders, made of a fiberglass composite, manufactured by The Lite Cylinder Company, Inc. (Lite Cylinder) of Franklin, TN, may leak gas or suddenly rupture. The DOT order also terminates the company's authority to re-qualify and manufacture DOT cylinders. No metal cylinders are affected by this order.
Cylinders manufactured by Lite Cylinder with the following markings are subject to the recall.
"Anyone in Mississippi who owns such a cylinder, is a gas filler, shipper or carrier of hazardous materials should pay close attention to the recall of this serious safety and fire hazard, and take the proper steps to dispose of the cylinder," Chaney said.
PHMSA advises anyone possessing one of these cylinders to:
PHMSA also warns that attempts to empty the cylinder or remove the cylinder valve by unqualified persons may lead to serious injury or death.
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