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Don’t fill DOT 39 cylinders, PHMSA warns

Agency creates video and poster to drive point home

Posted January 3, 2018

A new YouTube video and poster caution the public against refilling DOT 39 cylinders.

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) produced the video and poster to caution the public to never refill DOT 39 cylinders, such as the one-pound cylinders used for camping. Many types of propane cylinders are designed to be refilled, but a DOT 39 cylinder of any size is strictly nonrefillable.

Hazardous materials incidents involving refilled DOT 39 cylinders have been reported, including one fatality. Questions on refilling any cylinder may be directed to a qualified refiller or PHMSA’s HAZMAT Info Center at (800) 467-4922 or

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