propane recallA massive propane recall was launched today after it was discovered some of the fuel did not contain the substance normally injected that would allow people to smell a leak, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said.

The government warned of the risk of explosion.The fuel was distributed by Aux Sable Liquid Products -- an Illinois-based company that distributed the fuel to 14 states in the East and South. The CPSC could not estimate how many consumers might already have the affected fuel, but said it was enough to fill 700 railroad tanker cars and was sold between February and September of last year.

The fuel was sold to consumers under a variety of brands in Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Vermont and Virginia.

If your most recent purchase of propane occurred between Feb. 25 and Sept. 30, you are urged to contact Aux Sable at (866) 473-7612 or visit the recall site to see if you're affected and eligible for a free inspection.

Liquid propane, or LP, is typically injected with a foul smelling ingredient that often resembles rotten eggs. Propane, housed in outdoor tanks, is a common form of heating and appliance fuel, particularly in rural areas. It is most commonly used in gas grills.

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