Gas Connectors Recalled


U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

Office of Information and Public AffairsWashington, DC 20207FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 4, 2008
Release #08-205Firm’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 inches01944240548916 inches01944201946422 inches01944201891730 inches01944240549634 inches01944201890046 inches01944201889460 inches01944240022472 inches019442405731
**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

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