Windsor propane overfills may date back further than initially estimated
TORONTO, May 15, 2014 /CNW/ - The Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA), is revising its warning to Windsor area residents about overfilled propane cylinders. TSSA's investigation indicates that propane cylinders may have been overfilled since April 15, 2014.
Out of an abundance of caution, TSSA is warning Windsor area residents who may have had 20lb propane cylinders refilled at the Canadian Tire store located at 8505 Tecumseh Road East between April 15 and May 13 to contact the store at 519-948-8111 to have their cylinders checked.
Overfilled propane cylinders could vent and pose an imminent fire and explosion risk if the propane comes into contact with an ignition source.
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 protected]
For more information on the Technical Standards and Safety Authority, please visit www.tssa.org.