Competition authority urges return of butane regulators

Regulator type to be returned. (source: MCCAA media)

The Malta Competition and Consumer Affairs Authority (MCCAA) noticed the sales of gas regulators intended for butane and most often given with purchases of gas heaters, which should be returned immediately, according to a press release sent to Business Malta.  

The authority reminds the public that the domestic gas supply in Malta is liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), which consists of a mixture of butane and propane. In addition, only regulators intended for LPG are to be used for domestic applications in Malta. 

Therefore, butane regulators have to be returned to the point of sales when supplied for domestic use and when not intentionally bought for butane. Consumers who are using regulators intended for butane with domestic gas cylinders (LPG) should refrain from doing so.