The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) recently issued a recall for 55,000 propane tanks manufactured by Lite Cylinder after numerous reports of the products leaking gas and spontaneously exploding. According to the emergency recall, the cylinder valve within these propane tanks wasn’t manufactured to stand the test of time, causing them to break down over the years and eventually fail. Once they do, they pose a significant risk of injury to anyone in the area, including shrapnel injuries, burns, and permanent damage. Anyone who relies on a Lite Cylinder product for their grill, vehicle, or outdoor equipment should avoid using their propane tank and find a safer alternative that doesn’t jeopardize your well-being years after purchasing it.
Lite Cylinder has stated that anyone who owns one of the defective two-piece, fully wrapped fire composite propane tank cylinders can visit the store where they purchased the product or a qualified local professional to repair the cylinder valve. However, their response merely prevents consumers from wasting money on a new propane tank and does very little to help those who have been injured by their product, which is necessary for a situation like this. The victims of their negligence deserve compensation for the hardship Lite Cylinder put them through. Most of all, they need an ally in their corner, and there are few better teammates for a legal battle than America’s largest personal injury firm, Morgan & Morgan.
Manufacturer negligence is never your burden to bear, as they are the ones who should have ensured their product was safe before selling it to innocent consumers. Fortunately for you, our product liability attorneys are some of the best in the business, and we do it all for no out-of-pocket costs. We’ve already litigated hundreds of product liability claims, often recovering multi-million dollar settlements on behalf of our clients, and helped thousands of victims find solace after their injury. With over 800+ trial-ready attorneys, offices from coast to coast, and the resources of a corporate giant, our firm is uniquely equipped to handle even the most serious product liability violations, especially those committed by Lite Cylinder.
If you were injured by a Lite Cylinder product or any other defective propane tank, our attorneys are only a phone call away. Contact us today to get started.