May 14, 2014 5:21 am

Windsor residents asked to have overfilled propane tanks checked

Windsor residents who filled up their propane tanks at a certain Canadian Tire outlet are being asked to check them.

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WINDSOR, Ont. – Residents of Windsor, Ont., who had 20 pound propane tanks refilled at a certain Canadian Tire outlet are asked to have the cylinder examined to see if it’s been overfilled.

The Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA) says the warning covers tanks refilled at the Canadian Tire store at 8505 Tecumseh Road East since Friday, May 9th.

The agency and the Windsor Fire Dept., say the propane facility at the store was shut down after it was discovered that 101 of the 20 pound cylinders were refilled there since last Friday.

The matter is under investigation.

The TSSA warns that overfilled propane cylinders could vent and pose a fire and explosion risk if the propane comes into contact with an ignition source.

Anyone who believes they may have one or more of these overfilled cylinders should call the Canadian Tire store to have the tank examined or disposed of if required.

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