TSSA Warns Windsor Residents of Overfilled Propane Cylinders

Overfilled propane cylinders pose a safety risk and should be properly disposed of

TORONTO, May 13, 2014 /CNW/ - The Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA), Ontario's public safety regulator, is warning Windsor residents who have had their 20lb propane cylinders refilled at the Canadian Tire located at 8505 Tecumseh Road East since Friday, May 9 to contact the store to have the propane cylinder examined to determine if it has been overfilled.

Working with the Windsor Fire Department, TSSA inspectors have determined that 101-20lb propane cylinders were refilled for customers at the 8505 Tecumseh Road East Canadian Tire location since last Friday. The propane filling facility has since been shut down and the incident is under investigation.

Overfilled propane cylinders could vent and pose an imminent fire and explosion risk if the propane comes into contact with an ignition source.

Anyone who believes they may have one (or more) of these overfilled cylinders (i.e. refilled at the 8505 Tecumseh Road East location between Friday, May 9 and Tuesday, May 13, 2014) should contact Canadian Tire at 519-948-8111 to have the propane cylinder examined and if required, properly disposed of by trained personnel.

About TSSA

The Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA) is Ontario's public safety regulator dedicated to enhancing public safety. TSSA is mandated by the Government of Ontario and regulates the safety of amusement devices, boilers and pressure vessels, elevating devices, fuels, operating engineers, ski lifts, and upholstered and stuffed articles throughout the province. Its range of safety services includes public education and consumer information, certification, licensing and registration, engineering design review, inspections, investigations, safety management consultation, and enforcement and prosecution activities. The organization's vision is to be a valued advocate and recognized authority in public safety.

SOURCE Technical Standards and Safety Authority, Stakeholder Communications Group

For further information:

Wilson Lee, Spokesperson
Technical Standards and Safety Authority
Telephone: 1-416-734-2728; Email: media@tssa.org
For more information on the Technical Standards and Safety Authority, please visit www.tssa.org.