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kellysails 06-17-2013 11:43 AM

Bad news, composite propane tank recall
 
Damn! I was really thinking about getting one of these. Much cheaper and lighter than aluminum. Lite Cylinder is the OEM that the vast majority of companies re-market as composite tanks in the US.

PHMSA - Home - PHMSA Orders Recall of Cylinders Manufactured by The Lite Cylinder Company

chucklesR 06-17-2013 12:20 PM

Re: Bad news, composite propane tank recall
 
Oh bummer.

MMR 06-17-2013 01:27 PM

Re: Bad news, composite propane tank recall
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by kellysails (Post 1045046)
Damn! I was really thinking about getting one of these. Much cheaper and lighter than aluminum. Lite Cylinder is the OEM that the vast majority of companies re-market as composite tanks in the US.

PHMSA - Home - PHMSA Orders Recall of Cylinders Manufactured by The Lite Cylinder Company

Sure would like to know the whole story: Lite Recall Letter

Captainmeme 06-17-2013 01:39 PM

Re: Bad news, composite propane tank recall
 
Here is a link to the reasons why the recall happened.
http://www.phmsa.dot.gov/staticfiles...ompany_Inc.pdf

I wrote to this company looking to buy a couple of blims (scratched and dent). Did get an answer, no blims. Now I got to buy aluminum tanks.

Faster 06-17-2013 01:43 PM

Re: Bad news, composite propane tank recall
 
This is not good.. gotta check some labels..

From the recall notice...These so-tagged items are subject to this action:

Quote:

DOT-SP 14562
DOT-SP-13957
DOT-SP 13105 (Only if manufactured by The Lite Cylinder Company. Cylinders manufactured by Composite Scandinavia [M0408] and marked with this number are not subject to the recall)
Any cylinder requalified under requalification approval H706
Any cylinder manufactured under M5729

djodenda 06-17-2013 02:11 PM

Re: Bad news, composite propane tank recall
 
I think/hope mine are OK.. .I think they were made in Canadia... Will check..

mad_machine 06-17-2013 02:29 PM

Re: Bad news, composite propane tank recall
 
those aren't the same ones that LEHR markets for their LPG powered engines?

MMR 06-17-2013 04:23 PM

Re: Bad news, composite propane tank recall
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Captainmeme (Post 1045114)
Here is a link to the reasons why the recall happened.
http://www.phmsa.dot.gov/staticfiles...ompany_Inc.pdf

I wrote to this company looking to buy a couple of blims (scratched and dent). Did get an answer, no blims. Now I got to buy aluminum tanks.

Looks like really poor management. Too bad. Great product idea. We loved the composite tank on our Gemini and were planning to get one for our Irwin.

mitiempo 06-17-2013 11:58 PM

Re: Bad news, composite propane tank recall
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Captainmeme (Post 1045114)
Here is a link to the reasons why the recall happened.
http://www.phmsa.dot.gov/staticfiles...ompany_Inc.pdf

Now I got to buy aluminum tanks.

There are other composite tanks that are good and will not have any issues - Trident for one.

Ron - The tanks recalled were sold in Canada - I have 2 10 pound ones. There is not a Canadian recall at this time.

Biggest problem (except for dollars) is finding tanks that fit the locker.

kellysails 06-18-2013 07:02 PM

Re: Bad news, composite propane tank recall
 
Trident remarkets the Ragasco composite tank. I like the Trident products as they seem to have a very strong emphasis on safety. From my research it seems to be made in Norway. There are a number of distributors of the Ragasco tank. It looks like a well made alternative to the Lite Cylinder.

One source is Amazon


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