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PHMSA Promotes New Safety YouTube Video and Poster Cautioning Against Refilling DOT 39 Cylinders

PHMSA 20-17
Friday, December 29, 2017

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PHMSA Promotes New Safety YouTube Video and Poster Cautioning Against Refilling DOT 39 Cylinders. With safety as its primary mission, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) produced, and today rolled out, a YouTube video https://youtu.be/g2_GhyAw3vM and poster https://www.phmsa.dot.gov/sites/phmsa.dot.gov/files/docs/training/hazmat/56936/dot-propane-hazard-poster-final.pdf that cautions the public to never refill DOT 39 cylinders, such as the 1lb. cylinders used for camping. While many types of propane cylinders are designed to be refilled, a DOT 39 cylinder of any size is strictly non-refillable. Hazardous materials incidents involving refilled DOT 39 cylinders, have been reported and include one fatality. If you have any questions about refilling any cylinder, please contact a qualified refiller, or PHMSA’s HAZMAT Info Center at 1-800-467-4922, https://www.phmsa.dot.gov, or e-mail: infocntr@dot.gov. Contact for media: Gordon Delcambre (202) 366-4831.

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Updated: Friday, December 29, 2017