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    LDR Industries Recalls Gas Connectors Due to Fire and Explosion Hazards

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

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
    March 4, 2008
    Release #08-205

    Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 545-5230 x2345
    CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
    CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

    LDR Industries Recalls Gas Connectors Due to Fire and Explosion Hazards

    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. Consumers should stop using
    recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

    Name of Product: LDR 1200 Series Gas Connectors

    Units: About 50,000

    Importer: LDR Industries Inc., of Chicago, Ill.

    Manufacturer: Sai lin Ke, of Beijing, China

    Hazard: The gas connectors can leak propane or natural gas, posing a
    fire and explosion hazard to consumers.

    Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

    Description: The recalled LDR series 1200 gas connectors have 3/8 inch
    fine thread nuts attached. The connectors are used primarily with gas
    space heaters. The brass nuts are gold colored while the stainless steel
    tube is silver colored. The following connectors are included in this
    recall. The UPC code and "LDR 1200 Series Gas Connector" are printed on
    the product's packaging.

    Recalled Gas Connectors
    Length UPC Code
    12 inches 019442405489
    16 inches 019442019464
    22 inches 019442018917
    30 inches 019442405496
    34 inches 019442018900
    46 inches 019442018894
    60 inches 019442400224
    72 inches 019442405731

    Sold at: Hardware stores in Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Alabama,
    Mississippi, Arkansas, Tennessee, and Florida from August 2007 through
    September 2007 for between $7 and $20.

    Manufactured in: China

    Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the appliance with the
    recalled gas connectors. Only a qualified professional, such as a
    plumber, heating contractor or gas company technician, should check the
    connectors and replace them. Contact LDR Industries or the place of
    purchase for instructions on returning the connectors for a full refund.

    Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact LDR at (800)
    545-5230 ext. 2345 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. CT Monday through Friday,
    or visit the firm's Web site at LDR Industries - Always the Leader in Quality Plumbing Products

    To see this release on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the
    recalled product, please go to:
    LDR Industries Recalls Gas Connectors Due to Fire and Explosion Hazards

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    The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting
    the public from unreasonable risks of serious injury or death from more
    than 15,000 types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction.
    Deaths, injuries and property damage from consumer product incidents
    cost the nation more than $800 billion annually. The CPSC is committed
    to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire,
    electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard or can injure children. The
    CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys,
    cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters, and household chemicals -
    contributed significantly to the 30 percent decline in the rate of
    deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30
    years.

    To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury, call CPSC's
    hotline at (800) 638-2772 or CPSC's teletypewriter at (800) 638-8270, or
    visit CPSC's web site at Report Unsafe Products. To join a CPSC email
    subscription list, please go to On-line Form for CPSC Subscription Lists. Consumers
    can obtain this release and recall information at CPSC's Web site at
    CPSC Home Page.

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    Manufacturer: Sai lin Ke, of Beijing, China
    Surprise, surprise

    Jim Luttrall
    www.MrInspector.net
    Dallas, Texas

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    Default Re: gas connector recall

    Hope it doesn't have lead paint


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