Georgia Department of Agriculture

Kerosene sold at Monroe convenience store possibly volatile and should not be use

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Agriculture Commissioner Gary W. Black is warning consumers who purchased kerosene on or after Jan. 18 from the Kangaroo #3315 at 615 East Spring St., Monroe, not to use the product in their kerosene heaters or lamps.

The kerosene is possibly contaminated with gasoline and has the potential to cause an explosion or fire if used in home heaters or lamps. Inspectors from the Georgia Department of Agriculture’s Fuel & Measures Division discovered the contaminated product on a routine inspection of the store.

A “stop-sale” order has been placed on the kerosene pump at the store. The pump will remain closed until the tank and lines have been cleaned and a new shipment has been tested and approved by the Georgia Department of Agriculture.

Consumers who purchased kerosene from the store should return it for reimbursement.

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