***Notice from the Consumer
Products Safety Commission (March 2008)***
The Consumer Products Safety Commission has
issued a safety notice to all owners of gas dryers. This notice was included in
the March bill.
"Appliance connectors are corrugated metal
tubes used to connect gas appliances to fuel gas supply pipes in your home or
business. Some older brass connectors have a serious flaw in how their tubing
was joined to their end pieces. Over time, the end pieces can separate from the
tubing and cause a serious gas leak, explosion or fire. To our knowledge, these
dangerous uncoated brass connectors have not been made for more than 20 years,
but many of them are still in use. The older these connectors get, the greater
the possibility of failure.
Although not all uncoated connectors have this
flaw, it is very difficult to tell which ones do. Therefore, any uncoated brass
connector should be replaced immediately with either a new plastic coated
brass or a new stainless steel connector. Connectors should always be replaced
whenever the appliance is replaced or moved from its location".