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From Products Liability Law Daily, June 5, 2018

1.7M gallons of propane gas recalled for fire, explosion, and burn hazards

By Colleen Kave, J.D.

Keyera Energy Inc., of Houston, Texas, has recalled around 1.7 million gallons of propane (LP) gas because the recalled propane gas does 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 (CPSC Recall Notice, No. 18-172, June 5, 2018).

Incidents and injuries. No incidents or injuries have been reported.

Product description. This recall involves under-odorized propane (LP) gas delivered to consumers for use in storage tanks or sold at retail locations in portable refillable cylinders (for use in recreational vehicles, barbeques, stoves, and other appliances). The LP gas was also sold to businesses for commercial and industrial use. Keyera Energy Inc. does not sell propane directly to any retailers or consumers, but supplies propane to distributors that sell directly to retailers and consumers.

This propane (LP) gas, which originated in the United States, was distributed in Texas and Louisiana by various companies and sold by retailers between February 2018 and April 2018.

Remedy. Consumers should not attempt to test the propane themselves. Instead, consumers who have propane delivered to storage tanks should immediately contact the retailer, supplier, or Keyera Energy to arrange for a free inspection. If the inspection confirms that the propane contains insufficient odorant, Keyera Energy will arrange for additional odorization or a replacement of the under-odorized propane. Consumers should have carbon monoxide alarms in homes or other buildings that utilize propane gas. If consumers do smell even a faint odor of gas or a gas leak, they should immediately leave the building and call 911 or call their gas supplier. Consumers should not light a match, turn on a light, or switch on anything electrical.

Customer contact. For more information, customers may contact Keyera Energy toll-free at 844-879-8419 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT; via email at propane@keyera.com; or online at www.keyera.com and click on "Propane Safety Update" on the Corporate Responsibility page, or at www.keypropaneupdate.com.

Companies: Keyera Energy Inc.

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