Commissioner Gary Black is warning consumers who purchased kerosene on or
before December 10, 2013 from the Gas & Go at 812 South Patterson Street,
Valdosta, not to use the product in their kerosene heaters or lamps.
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 products on a routine inspection of the stores.
"stop-sale" order has been placed on the kerosene pump at the store. The
pumps 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.
To date, no other stations are involved.
If you bought kerosene from either store on or before December 10, 2013 don't try to use it.