March 21, 2001Hurricane Products Recalls
Valencia, CA (SafetyAlerts) - In cooperation with the
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Hurricane Products is voluntarily
recalling about 20,000 propane regulators.
These regulators can leak propane,
which can result in a fire or explosion. The leak can cause the appliance flame to be
larger than expected, possibly causing burns to nearby consumers and cause nearby
combustibles to catch fire.
Hurricane Products, the importer and
distributor, has received 125 reports of these regulators leaking propane. There have been
no reports of fires or injuries occurring as a result of these regulators leaking.
These propane regulators,
manufactured by Chen Fong Enterprise Co. Ltd., of Taiwan, are used to regulate the flow of
propane from pressurized containers. The propane regulator is used primarily with
recreational vehicles and in some homes that use propane as a fuel source for one or more
The regulator has two input valves
and one output valve. "Model 6000" is imprinted on the top of the regulator. The
patent number, "5103861," is imprinted on the bottom of the regulator, as well
as "MADE IN TAIWAN." The date of manufacture also is imprinted on the bottom of
the regulator in a four-digit date code, indicating the month and year manufactured.
Regulators of "0196," indicating January 1996, through "1099,"
indicating October 1999, are part of this recall.
Recreational vehicle dealers and LP
Gas dealers nationwide sold these propane regulators from June 1996 through October 1999
for about $22.
Consumers with recalled regulators
should immediately stop using them by closing the main valve on the propane container.
Consumers should contact the outlet where the regulator was purchased or call Emerald
Isle, which is conducting the recall for Hurricane Products, at (877) 673-3278 toll-free
between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday to get information on receiving a free
replacement propane regulator.
These regulators are not the type of
regulator typically used with propane barbecue grills.
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