|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 4, 1995
Release # 95-176
|CPSC: Kate Premo
(301) 504-0580, Ext. 1187
CPSC, Reca Announce Recall of Gas Monitor
WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S.
Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the Reca Division of the Cavagna Group of Italy
is announcing the recall of 31,000 Gaslow brand LP Gas Monitor Gauges. Some of these
gauges may leak highly flammable propane gas that could ignite or explode.
CPSC is aware of 5 incidents of gas leaks catching fire. Two of these fires resulted in
The gauges, model number GS-1 and item number 13742, are intended for use on portable
liquid propane tanks used for gas grills, recreational vehicles, and boats. The valve acts
as both a refill indicator and a leak detector when properly attached to liquid petroleum
gas tanks. The L-shaped gauges have a 3.3-inch copper-colored base that can be screwed
into gas tanks, and a black dial with a black, green and yellow face. The gauges were sold
nationwide through home supply and home improvement stores during July and August 1994 for
between $20 and $25. They were packaged in clear plastic with a black label that reads in
part, "GASLOW LP GAS MONITOR GAUGE ... with Refill Indicator Built-in Leak Detector
... Model No. GS - 1 Item No. 13742."
Warning: Liquid petroleum is highly flammable. Consumers should be certain that the gas
valve on their propane tank is turned off before disconnecting the regulator. Consumers
who have concerns about disconnecting their regulators should contact Reca.
Consumers who own gauges with date codes "03/94" or "04/94" stamped on
the square end of the gauge should call Reca at (800) 666-8558 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.
CDT for a free replacement gauge.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety
Commission protects the public from the unreasonable risk of injury or death from 15,000
types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. To report a dangerous product
or a product-related injury and for information on CPSC's fax-on-demand service, call
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