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Emergency Product Recall: Lite Cylinder Company Propane Tanks

By Budget Marine — last modified Jun 14, 2013 09:28 AM
The United States Department of Transportation has issued an emergency order mandating a recall of cylinders manufactured by The Lite Cylinder Company, Inc. (Lite Cylinder).

Published: 2013-06-14 00:00:00
Topics: Cruising Information , Equipment , Safety and Medical
Countries: USA

Emergency Product Recall: Lite Cylinder Company Propane Tanks


The full recall order is available at:

However the Lite Cylinder company has issued the following Statement “Please be advised that The Lite Cylinder Company is no longer in business and is currently evaluating its legal options. The company’s facility is now closed and unable to receive cylinders returned per the instructions detailed in US DOT – PHMSA Emergency Order No. 2013-002. Furthermore, the company is financially insolvent and will not be able to recompense cylinder owners, dealers and distributors for the expenses incurred in complying with this Emergency Recall Order. “

Island Water World and Budget Marine are advising all their all customers to discontinue using these tanks immediately.

Both companies are offering limited assistance as the Lite cylinder company is insolvent. They will offer to sell their customers any new propane tank close to cost which equates to a 35% discount on all aluminum and composite tanks in stock. You are required to bring to one of their locations any empty “Lite Cylinder” tanks and proof of purchase from one of their stores. This offer is subject to propane tank availability in their various store locations.

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Dcrisp says:
Jul 03, 2013 04:15 PM

Composite cylinders are desired for the light weight, non corrosive features. A worthy replacement for the recalled tank is the Ragasco Clear View cylinder. They have an unblemished safety record. More info here: Happy and safe sailing!!

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