After visiting 2 Lowes and a Home Depot trying to buy paslode gas to finish
a fence today, I came home and did a little research to figure out why it
was not in stock anywhere except at 84 Lumber.
I found an article at this site (not mine)
which explained the following. This is an direct copy from the paslode PDF
Paslode has determined that a small percentage of "tall red" Fuel Cells
(part #816000) designed for
use in Paslode cordless framing nailers (part #900420) can leak fuel when
the metering valve is
attached to the Fuel Cell, which can result in a potential fire hazard. The
Fuel Cells in question may
compromise the safe and effective operation of Paslode cordless framing
nailers, so we are treating
this quality-related issue with caution and concern for our end-user
PLEASE IMMEDIATELY CHECK YOUR INVENTORY AND RETURN ALL "TALL RED"
FUEL CELLS WITH THE FOLLOWING DATE CODES:
BEST USE BEFORE: 09 AUG 2009 10 AUG 2009 11 AUG 2009
MANUFACTURED: 11 FEB 2008 12 FEB 2008 13 FEB 2008
Note: The "best-use-before" date code is on the bottom of each Fuel Cell.
manufacturing date code is on the outside of the Fuel Cell master carton
Paslode logo. This Safety Notification only applies to Fuel Cells within the
BTW, the stuff we bough was not one of those dates.
If any of you have some of these, I suggest you return them for credit.
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