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Luxfer issues notice to owners and users of SCBA cylinders that need to be returned for testing

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (Feb. 21, 2006)—Luxfer Gas Cylinders requests the help of SCBA owners and users in locating a small group of Luxfer composite cylinders that may not have been properly autofrettaged and/or hydrostatically tested by a third-party inspector, Arrowhead Industrial Services, Inc.

Luxfer has verified that the cylinders are safe based on thorough testing, detailed engineering analysis and data collected from many cylinders already recovered from the affected group. Every cylinder thus far tested has passed all required tests without incident. However, remaining cylinders must be recovered and tested as quickly as possible.

To determine whether you have cylinders that need to be tested, please compare serial numbers of your Luxfer cylinders that have hydrostatic test dates from May through September 2005 with serial numbers listed on the Luxfer website at The sample label below shows where to find the serial number and hydrostatic test date.

Once you have determined which cylinders, if any, need to be tested, please call this toll-free number: 1-800-355-3156. A Luxfer customer-service representative will arrange to have your cylinders tested and returned to you promptly at no charge.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you, and we thank you for your understanding and assistance.

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