August 21, 2008
Company Asks for Help in Notifying Amish Families of Kerosene Recall
HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Pittsburgh Terminals Corporation is urging the public to help notify members of the Amish community that the company has issued a recall of kerosene that may be contaminated with gasoline, creating a risk of fire or explosion. The company is making a special appeal on behalf of the Amish because they often use kerosene in stoves and lamps but, due to limited access to the media, may not be aware of the well-published news reports regarding the kerosene recall announced earlier today by the company.
"We are asking for anyone who has contacts or expertise in the Amish community to help us reach out to families who may have contaminated kerosene in their homes," said John Arnold, company spokesman. "Earlier tonight I spoke with Robert French, Director of the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency, who offered to enlist all of the Emergency Management Agencies in the affected counties to help in our notification efforts."
Anyone with information that may be helpful to the company's efforts to reach out to the Amish or who would like more information about this important recall is urged to call 717-939-0466, 1-800-692-6016, or email [email protected]
Since the company first learned of the possible contamination on Wednesday, Pittsburgh Terminals Corp. has contacted all 37 of its kerosene distributors, conducted extensive sampling of its products, notified other suppliers in the affected area, set up 16 collection centers, held two press conferences and prepared warning notices for widespread public distribution.
The company stresses that anyone who purchased kerosene from a retailer in western Pennsylvania, eastern Ohio, northern West Virginia or southwestern New York between May 1, 2008, and August 19, 2008, should not use the kerosene. Instead, the company is urging customers to immediately return the potentially contaminated kerosene to one of the Kerosene Recall Collection Centers listed below. Customers will be fully reimbursed for the kerosene and the returned container upon completion of a simple form.
The process for collection is very simple:
1. Take your container of potentially contaminated kerosene to a collection center during open business hours and leave it with an attendant.
2. Fill out a simple form which will enable Pittsburgh Terminals Corp. to reimburse you for the kerosene and your container.
3. If you need directions, visit the company's website at http://www.ppcterminals.com/ for MapQuest directional links to each collection point.
PA Collection Centers: Reed Oil Company Days of Collection: M-F: 7:30 A.M.-5:00 P.M. 511 Montgomery Avenue S: 8:00 A.M.-11:00 A.M. New Castle, PA 16102 724-658-6692 Harned Oil Company Days of Collection: M-F: 7:30 A.M.-5:00 P.M. 10470 Pymatuning Ave. Connneaut Lake, PA 16316 814-382-2642 Bradigan's Inc. Days of Collection: M-F: 7:30 A.M.-5:00 P.M. 114 S. Water Street Ext, S: 8:00 A.M.-12:00 P.M. Kittanning, PA 16201 724-548-7654 Veado's Days of Collection: M-F: 7:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M. 181 Hadley Road S: 8:00 A.M.-12:00 P.M. Greenville, PA 16125 724-588-1661 Export Fuel Company Inc. Days of Collection: M-F: 7:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M. 231 York Lane S: 8:00 A.M.-1:00 P.M. Export, PA 15632 724-468-4185 PPC Lubricants Inc. Days of Collection: M-F: 7:00 A.M.-4:30 P.M. 150 Bonnie Drive Butler, PA 16001 888-721-5823 PPC Lubricants Inc. Days of Collection: M-F: 7:00 A.M.-3:30 P.M. 725 S. Main Street (BLDG#5) Greensburg, PA 15601 888-721-5823 Gnagey Gas & Oil Inc. Days of Collection: M-F: 8:00 A.M.-4:30 P.M. 8 Gardner Street Uniontown, PA 15401 724-437-7241 Jacobs Petroleum Products Days of Collection: M-F: 8:00 A.M.-12:00 P.M. 424 S. Washington Street Waynesburg, PA 15370 724-627-3757 Heath Oil Co Days of Collection: M-F: 8:00 A.M.-4:00 P.M. 5609 State Route # 8 Harrisville, PA 16038 814-437-7802 Glassmere Fuel Service Days of Collection: M-F: 8:00 A.M.-4:00 P.M. Dispatch Trailer 1967 Saxonburg Blvd. Tarentum, PA15084 724-265-4646 Shortway Service Days of Collection: M-F: 8:00 A.M.-4:00 P.M. 311 Jackson Street Reynoldsville, PA 15851 814-653-9633 Klasen Oil Days of Collection: M-F: 7:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M. 2988 Old Highway 322 Cochranton, PA 16314 814-425-7498 Pittsburgh Terminals Corp Days of Collection: M-S: 8:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M. 9 Thorn Street Coraopolis, PA 15108 412-264-8240 WV Collection Centers: Valley Fuels Inc Days of Collection: M-F: 8:00 A.M.-4:00 P.M. Bull Run Road Masontown, WV 26542 Contact: Karen Walsh (717) 982-8194 [email protected]
Pittsburgh Terminals Corporation
CONTACT: Karen Walsh, +1-717-982-8194, [email protected]
Web site: http://www.ppcterminals.com/