Aux Sable Liquid Products Recall

NOTE: This is an archived version of the original site. Although the recall was for the year 2011, this was a newsworthy story and the information is now live once again for those who are interested in what to do in case of a gas leak. It also is another record for researchers looking into Consumer Product Safety Commission recalls.

Notifications of recalls such as these are much easier in this age of the computer. In the BC (before computers) years, a recall of this scope would most likely be televised, announced on the radio, and reported upon in newspapers. However, once the news cycle was over, for most people the only way to be able to find mention of the recall would be in archives of certain large libraries.

Today, the internet keeps millions of archived information even of those websites that have lapsed and are no longer live. I remain in awe of the depth and breadth of the WWW. Take another example of internet technology, in this case Cloud computing, also known as on-demand computing. This type of Internet-based computing, where shared resources, data and information are provided to computers and other devices on-demand via the internet, anywhere in the world has totally changed the way companies do business. Salesforce, one of the most powerful platforms to enhance relationships among businesses /organizations and customers, is all cloud based. Some progressive software development firms focus all their work around Salesforce implementations and Salesforce development applications. It is easy to understand why businesses are flocking to Salesforce's CRM platform when it can improve every aspect of a business, across its sales, marketing, customer service, social communities, analytics, and much more. Without a doubt, if Aux Sable used Salesforce, communications regarding the recall among the company and its customers would have quickly accomplished.


A Look Back to the 2011 Aux Sable Liquid Products Recalls

According to the the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission a massive propane recall was launched on January 20, 2011 after discovering some of the fuel did not contain the substance that allows people to smell a leak

The government agency warned of the risk of explosion.
Distributed by Aux Sable Liquid Products, an Illinois-based company, the fuel was distributed to 14 states in the East and South. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission could not estimate how many consumers were affected by the dangerous fuel. However enough fuel was sold between February and September  2010 to fill 700 railroad tanker cars.

Aux Sable Liquid Products Recalls to Inspect Propane Gas; Can Pose Fire and Burn Hazards

Recall date: January 20, 2011
Recall number: 11-102

Name of product:
Propane (LP) Gas sold in portable cylinders and delivered to storage tanks

Hazard:
This recall involves odorized propane gas delivered for storage tanks or sold in portable cylinders between February 25, 2010 and September 30, 2010.
Since some of this propane fuel does not have sufficient levels of the odorant that is added to propane to help alert consumers of a gas leak, the result of an undetected link  could result in fire, explosion and thermal burn hazards to consumers.

Call the Propane Gas Alert Hotline

If you believe you purchased such propane fuel schedule an inspection by calling the Propane Gas Alert Hotline: (866)-473-7612
Consumers in the affected states whose most recent propane gas purchase or delivery was between February 25, 2010 and September 30, 2010 should immediately contact Aux Sable to arrange for a free inspection. If there is insufficient odorant, additional odorized propane or a replacement portable propane cylinder will be provided free of charge. To schedule your inspection, call the Propane Gas Alert Hotline at (866) 473-7612.
Aux Sable Liquid Products Recalls to Inspect Propane Gas; Can Pose Fire and Burn Hazards

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of product: Propane (LP) Gas sold in portable cylinders and delivered to storage tanks
Units: About 700 rail cars

Manufacturer: Aux Sable Liquid Products, of Morris, Ill.

Hazard: Some of this propane does not have sufficient levels of the odorant that is added to propane to help alert consumers to a gas leak. Failure to detect leaking gas can present fire, explosion and thermal burn hazards to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: This recall involves odorized propane gas delivered for storage tanks or sold in portable cylinders between February 25, 2010 and September 30, 2010. If the storage tank has been refilled or if the consumer has received additional propane since September 30, 2010, such propane is not included in this recall.

Sold at: Propane retailers in the following states: Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Vermont and Virginia from February 25, 2010 through September 30, 2010.
Manufactured in: United States

Remedy: Consumers in the affected states whose most recent propane gas purchase or delivery was between February 25, 2010 and September 30, 2010 should immediately contact Aux Sable to arrange for a free inspection. If there is insufficient odorant, additional odorized propane or a replacement portable propane cylinder will be provided free of charge. To schedule your inspection, call the Propane Gas Alert Hotline at (866) 473-7612.

Consumer Contact: For additional information or to schedule your inspection, contact Aux Sable toll-free at (866) 473-7612.
State fire officials in some of the impacted states already issued notice to users in limited areas.

NOTE: Consumers should not attempt to test the propane gas themselves. In addition, if you smell even a faint odor of gas and suspect a gas leak:

  • Leave the house immediately.
  • Do not use your phone; Call your gas supplier or dial 911 for assistance from a neighbor’s house.
  • Do not light a match.
  • Do not turn on a light.
  • Do not switch on anything electrical.

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, D.C. 20207

Propane Gas Alert Hotline: (866)-473-7612
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772 CPSC
Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

PropaneGasAlert.com