Overfilled propane cylinders pose a safety risk and should be properly
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
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.
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: email@example.com
For more information on the Technical Standards and Safety Authority, please visit www.tssa.org.