2012 NFPA Standards Directory Now Available. The 2012 NFPA Standards Directory, which contains the current and new Regulations, Convention Rules, and Guide for Conduct, is now posted at www.nfpa.org/regs. Download the pdf here.
30 Million Small Gas Cylinders Recalled as Fire Hazard.
Millions of Map Pro, Propylene and MAPP gas cylinders are being recalled by manufacturer Worthington Cylinders Wisconsin, LLP. The seal on the cylinders can leak after torches or other equipment are disconnected from them, posing a fire hazard. The cylinders are approximately 3" in diameter and 11" tall and are either yellow or black in color. They were sold alone and in torch kits from October 2004 through January 2012 at various distributors and retailers in the U.S. and Canada. The cylinders and torch kits have a variety of brands and labels, including Ace, Bernzomatic, Craftsman, NAPA and more. Read the Consumer Product Safety Commission recall notice for full details.