(January 2, 2018) — Last Thursday, December 28, 2017, Western Gas issued a voluntary safety recall for potentially under-odorized propane distributed from two facilities in Highlight and Newcastle, Wyoming to locations in Colorado, Montana, Nebraska, South Dakota, and Wyoming. Western Gas is cooperating with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission to conduct this voluntary recall for propane distributed between April 2015 through October 2017.
Western Gas has notified its potentially affected customers, which are typically wholesale distributors (i.e., suppliers such as Kiva Energy, Colorado Propane Marketing, Plains, NGL, etc.) that re-sell the propane to other distributors or retailers and consumers. Western Gas is working with its customers, and their customers, to help ensure that their propane contains a sufficient level of odorant. Local suppliers are inspecting the propane delivered to customer tanks to determine whether the tanks contain a sufficient level of odorant and are adding odorant to tanks if necessary.
If you wish to determine whether you received recalled propane please contact your propane supplier.
Below is a copy of the recall and more information for your use:
Western Gas Recalls to Inspect Propane Gas Due To Fire and Burn Hazards
Recall Date: December 28, 2017
Recall Number: 18-073
Name of Product: Propane (LP) Gas
Hazard: The recalled propane may not contain sufficient levels of odorant to help alert consumers to a gas leak. Failure to detect leaking gas can present fire, explosion and thermal burn hazards.
Remedy: Repair, Replace
Consumers should not attempt to test the propane themselves. Instead, consumers who have propane delivered to storage tanks should immediately contact their supplier or Western Gas to determine whether their propane is affected and arrange for a free inspection. If the inspection confirms the propane contains insufficient levels of odorant, Western Gas will promptly arrange for additional odorization or replacement of the under-odorized propane. Consumers who have purchased a portable cylinder should contact the retailer or the Western Gas hotline to determine whether their propane may be affected and if so, return the cylinder to the retailer for a replacement.
If consumers do smell even a faint odor of gas or a gas leak, they should immediately leave the building and call 911 or their gas supplier from a neighbor’s phone. Do not light a match, turn on a light or switch on anything electrical.
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