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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  
September 6, 1984  
Release # 84-053

LP-Gas Regulator By RegO Voluntarily Recalled

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the RegO Company of Chicago, Illinois, today announced the voluntary recall of RegO Model 210 LP-Gas (liquefied petroleum gas, bottled gas) regulators because of possible fire and explosion hazards. Without warning, the RegO Model 210 LP-Gas regulator may suddenly allow high pressure LP-Gas to pass to hot water heaters, furnaces and other appliances fueled by LP-Gas.

The failure of the regulator to control LP-Gas pressure within allowable levels can occur when an internal mechanical component in the regulator fails. Fire and explosion can occur and result in severe property damage, personal injury or death. RegO has reported to the CPSC 14 incidents that resulted in property damage, 3 of which also involved personal injury.

Consumers having an LP-Gas fueled device should examine the regulator to determine whether it is a RegO Model 210 LP-Gas regulator. This regulator may be in use on devices such as a hot water heater, furnace, or outdoor grill.

It may also be found on a recreational vehicle, mobile home, standard Mini-compact or low-profile motor home, travel trailer, park trailer, fifth wheel trailer, truck camper or van conversion having an LP-Gas hot water heater, cooking appliance or furnace.

If it is a RegO model 210, consumers should close the shut-off valve of the LP-Gas supply container and contact their local LP-Gas dealer for immediate replacement of the regulator (consult yellow pages for number and location of Local LP-Gas dealer or supplier). Consumers are cautioned not to remove and replace the regulator themselves, and not to turn on the LP-Gas supply until after the regulator replacement. The RegO Model 210 regulator will be replaced by RegO Model 302V9P at no cost to the consumer.

Information concerning this recall is also available to consumers by calling CPSC's Toll-Free Hotline at 800-638-CPSC. The teletypewriter number for the hearing-impaired is 800-638-8270. The RegO Company number is 312-685-1121.

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