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Friday, December 14, 2018

SON Cautions Nigerians Against Buying Fairly Used Gas Cylinders

The Standards Organization of Nigeria (SON) on Thursday warned Nigerians/ importers on the grave consequences of importation and use of fairly used cooking gas cylinders.

Mr Obiora Manafa, SON’s Director of Inspection and Compliance said that fairly used cylinders were not only dangerous to humans but also hazardous to the environment. Manafa, while speaking on the spate of importation of dangerous goods, in Lagos State said that most importers were ignorant of the implications of their acts.

“These cylinders mostly used for the domestic purpose are time bombs waiting to explode. Those things our people bring in are expired products discarded by the western world. Bringing them into this country means danger.

“We have approved outlets where people can go and get good cylinders that can serve the purpose of a cylinder without causing a hazard to people and the environment,” Manafa said.

According to him, the agency will embark on surveillance of wares and sales outlets to impound and possibly destroy them. He said that the organization has the right to impound substandard goods anywhere in the country.

The enforcement officer advised both the importers and consumers to avoid used cylinders and go for new ones to save the people and the environment.
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  1. Some people even get to repaint these old cylinders to cover up leakages.....very very bad

  2. May God save us in this country.

  3. There is sometin i saw in internet concern dis, let me try am type it here d fews msg i munch..... A year is divided into four quarters....A-Jan to March......B-April to June......C-July to September.....D-October to December.
    The alphabet represent d month to expire, while d number indicates d year it will expire. So for example, the cylinder dat has 'B 13' written on d metal stripe, so d B means dat d cylinder will expire june while d 13 means d year 2013, meaning dat d cylinder will expire june 2013. But trust 9ja people dey will use paint to cover it up.

  4. Dats y somtimes u gat to hear dat d cylinder exploded not bcos is leaking, bcos it has expired long time ago.

  5. HA! This is new to me. Never new gas cylinders expire oh. I have been using this one for 10years or more. Please where is the expiry date written? Which part to be precise?
    Ignorance is not good oh!


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