This came through on the CPSC recalls list today.


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

March 12, 2009
Release # 09-152

Firm's Recall Hotline: (866) 866-8235
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Valero Marketing & Supply Co. Announce Recall to Inspect Propane Gas; Can Pose Fire and Burn Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product.

Name of product: Propane (LP) gas

Units: About 919,000 barrels

Manufacturer: Valero Marketing & Supply Co., of San Antonio, Texas

Hazard: An odorant is added to propane to help alert customers to a propane gas leak, but this propane might not have the recommended level of odorant. Failure to detect leaking gas can present a fire, explosion or thermal burn hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: The recall includes propane that may have been purchased from the retailers listed below.

State and Distributors:

Alabama: Country Gas, Dowdle Gas

Arkansas: Famers Supply

California: Aeropres Corp., Amerigas Propane, Enterprise Products, Ferrell North America, Heritage Propane, Kiva Energy, Mutual Liquid Gas and Equipment, Pacific Coast Propane LLC, Sal's Propane, Inc., Suburban Propane, LP, Targa Liquids Marketing, Ted Johnson Propane Co., United Pacific Energy

Mississippi: Columbus Butane, Coombs Gas, Dowdle Gas, Enterprise LP, Graeber Bros., Johnson Propane Gas, F.O. James, Pontotoc Butane Gas, Rebel Gas, Thomas LP

Tennessee: Baker Gas & Oil, Brownsville Utility, Coombs Gas, Dixie Gas, Dowdle Gas, Tennergy, Wilder LP Gas

Sold to: Retail propane dealers listed in chart from January 2008 through October 2008.

Manufactured in: United States

Remedy: Consumers with propane purchased or delivered between January 2008 and October 2008 should immediately contact their propane gas suppliers or retail locations where home propane tank or portable cylinders were filled for testing of the propane and to receive additional odorant as needed.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact toll-free at (866) 940-8235 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT, Monday through Friday, or visit the Propane Recall Website at