- Product Recalls
- Underground Tank Installation Safety
- Propane Safety for High Snowfall Areas
- Using Space Heaters Safely
In case of emergency – call 911
What happens if I smell gas?
Extinguish all Flames or Sparks: Immediately put out all smoking materials and other open flames. Do not operate lights, appliances, telephones or cell phones. Flames or sparks from these sources can trigger an explosion or fire.
Leave the Area Immediately: Get everyone out of the building or area where you suspect there is a gas leak.
Turn off the Gas: Turn off the main gas supply valve on your propane tank if it is safe to do so. To close the valve, turn the knob to the right (in a clockwise direction).
Report the Leak: From a neighbor’s home or other nearby building away from the gas leak, call your propane retailer right away. If you can’t reach your propane retailer, call 911 or your local fire department.
Stay Away: Do not return to the building or area until your propane retailer, emergency responder or qualified service technician determines that it is safe to do so.
Get your System Checked: Before you attempt to use any of your propane appliances, your propane retailer or a qualified service technician must check your entire system to ensure that it is leak-free.
The below link provides important information about space-heater safety for you family and home from the Propane Education & Research Council. http://clients.logica3.com/perc_elearning_module/space_heaters.html
Portable Gas Grills Recalled for Leak Risk
The Consumer Product Safety Commission is recalling more than 4,500 O-Grill portable gas grills because of potential propane leak and fire risks. The defective grills, manufactured by China-based Uni-O Industries, have no ventilation slots in the regulator cover. Affected customers may contact Uni-O at 888-847-8968 or regcen.com/OGRILL for a free replacement of their defective grills.
GE Recalls Rangetop With Grill Due to Ignition Failure
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commis¬sion and Health Canada, in cooperation with General Electric (GE), is recalling GE Monogram Pro Ran¬getop with Grill products.
For additional information, contact GE at 866-645-3956 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit www.geappliances.com/products/recall
Recall to Replace the Exhaust Vent Collar on Tankless Water Heaters
Manufactured from January 3, 2008 to December 2, 2008; Recalled Model Numbers: CR-180(A), CR-210(A), CR-240(A), CC-180(A), CC-210(A) and CC-240(A).
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Navien America, Inc. ("Navien") has, on its own decision, proactively initiated a recall to replace the Nylon 66 exhaust vent collars with PVC collars on certain tankless water heaters.
The vent collars of the products manufactured by Navien in 2008 were not properly connected to the vent pipes in some cases. In the event pressure is applied, then the vent could separate and break away from the collar. If the vent separates from the vent collar, then this could lead to the risk of carbon monoxide leaks and poisoning if the water heater is located inside the house.
For more information or to schedule a time to have the replacement performed, contact Navien toll-free at (800) 244-8202 Monday through Friday between 8:00a.m to 5:00 p.m. Pacific Standard Time or visit Navien's website at http://www.navienamerica.com/.
Dig Safe® is a not-for-profit clearinghouse that notifies participating utility companies of your plans to dig. In turn, these utilities (or their contract locating companies) respond to mark out the location of their underground facilities. Dig Safe is a free service, funded entirely by its member utility companies. (Note: Dig Safe does not mark utility lines.)
It’s a risk to make faulty assumptions about when to notify Dig Safe. That’s why state law requires you to notify Dig Safe for even small projects, like installing a mailbox or planting shrubs. The depth of utility lines vary, and there may be multiple utility lines in a common area.
It’s important to know what’s below. Call 811 to avoid utility service disruption to an entire neighborhood, harm to you and those around you, as well as fines and repair costs.
For additional information, visit http://www.digsafe.com/index.php
The purpose of this brochure is to provide information you need to know about propane safety and how to keep your family safe in areas that experience significant snowfall.