Saturday, March 8, 2008

LDR Industries Recalls Gas Connectors Due to Fire and Explosion Hazards

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 therecalled gas connectors. Only a qualified professional, such as aplumber, heating contractor or gas company technician, should check theconnectors and replace them. Contact LDR Industries or the place ofpurchase 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
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