Leadership

Safety notice has been issued concerning dangers of using cabinet heaters due to gas leakage

Issue 2 and Volume 140.

Safety notice has been issued concerning dangers of using cabinet heaters due to gas leakage Fire safety personnel/inspectors are urged to alert residents in their districts that a safety notice has been issued concerning approximately 3,000 LPG-fired cabinet heaters that may present a safety hazard due to gas leakage. Cosy-Glo Model 177 and Valorette Model 378 are manufactured by Valor International Ltd. in England. They have been involved in five known fire/explosion incidents, according to a news release that was issued by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. The cabinet heaters were imported and sold between 1980 and 1982 by Valor America Heating Inc., an independent U.S. firm that has gone out of business. The heaters, which have been sold primarily in Iowa, Minnesota, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin, were designed to be used with a 20-pound LPG (liquified petroleum gas) cylinder stored inside the cabinet. (All available LPG cylinders are intended…

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