A Class I recall was issued for the Grab ‘n Go Vantage Portable Oxygen Cylinder Units, manufactured by Praxair Inc., because of the possibility of fire within the the cylinder unit. The recall is only for products manufactured and distributed from June 17, 2009 to November 16, 2012.
The Grab ‘n Go Vantage Portable Oxygen Cylinder unit consists of an oxygen container and pressure regulator. The fires are self extinguishing and may be caused by physical impact such as dropping or knocking over the cylinder unit, according to the FDA. If a fire occurs, users may experience burns or hypoxia.
In late 2012 Praxair provided customers and distributors with information about the specific product, potential problem, and required actions. Customers were also reminded to store the systems indoors in a safe area on the floor (or other non-elevated location) and to avoid jarring or dropping the system.