Worthington Recalls 30M Gas Cylinders For Fire Hazard

Law360, New York (February 24, 2012, 8:56 PM EST) -- U.S. and Canadian authorities on Thursday announced the recall of more than 30 million gas cylinders manufactured by a Worthington Industries Inc. unit over concerns they pose a fire hazard.

Worthington Cylinders Wisconsin LLC is voluntarily recalling Map Pro, Propylene and MAPP gas cylinders, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada.

The cylinders' seals can leak when the torch or another fuel-consuming device is disconnected, the agencies and the company said. If the leak is substantial or the gas accumulates in an...
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