Safety Alert Number 0803130

LDR Industries Recalls Gas Connectors Due to Fire and Explosion Hazards

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 www.ldrind.com

To see this release on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled product, please go to:
http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml08/08205.html