NEWS from CPSC
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs
Washington, DC 20207
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 3, 2007
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 856-5668
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
Company's Media Contact: Henry Pearson, (800) 856-5668
Rehvac Manufacturing Recalls Safety Relief Plugs Due to Injury Hazard;
Plugs Used on Nitrous Oxide Systems and Heating and Air Conditioning
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in
cooperation with the firms named below, today announced a voluntary
recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using
recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.
Name of Product: Relief Plugs Used on Nitrous Oxide Systems and HVAC
Units: About 4,700
Manufacturer: Rehvac Manufacturing Co., of San Antonio, Texas
Hazard: The safety relief plug can allow pressure to build in the
cylinder of an HVAC pressure testing tool or Nitrous Oxide system. If
the cylinder is overfilled and overheated it can burst, posing an
injury hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received one report of a cylinder
that was overheated and overfilled and burst. No injuries have been
Description: This recall involves the 3000 psi safety plugs used in
the cylinders of Nitrous Oxide systems and in HVAC pressure testing
tools. The Nitrous Oxide systems are used as gas boosters for motor
vehicles. The plugs are nickel-plated. The number "3000" is stamped on
the face of the plug.
Sold at: HVAC and Nitrous Oxide systems suppliers and retailers
nationwide. The safety plugs for the HVAC pressure testing tools were
sold from January 2007 through June 2007 and the safety plugs for the
Nitrous Oxide cylinders were sold from August 2006 through June 2007.
Each was sold for about $5.
Manufactured in: United States
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the cylinders that
contain the recalled plugs and place them in a cool location.
Consumers should contact Rehvac for a free replacement plug.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, call Rehvac at (800)
856-5668 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit
the company's Web site at www.oemregs.com
To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the
recalled product, please go to: