UST / LUST News and Events

News Releases

04/2017 – Voluntary Recall of OPW hose swivels manufactured/distributed from 2013 to early 2017.  The potential danger is failure of the swivel causing separation.  This could potentially lead to an open hose situation leading to a fuel spill, potential environmental and fire hazard.  If the swivel fails, there is no “automatic shutoff” in any system that will recognize the swivel failure to shut down the flow of product. 

The arrangement that OPW agreed to with the Consumer Protection Agency is to offer free parts replacements of the swivels, however any costs associated with installation is not covered by this recall. OPW stated that continual use of the existing swivels will be at the tank owner’s risk.

Recall Alert - OPW Swivels

​​Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Public Record
The Federal Energy Policy Act of 2005 requires that a state receiving federal funding make available to the public some basic information and statistics on Underground Storage Tank (UST) compliance and causes of releases.

Previous summaries are available upon request.

DNR Contact
Elaine Douskey