RIVERSIDE, Calif. (Oct. 22, 2002)—Luxfer Gas Cylinders announced a one-year exchange program for Luxfer scuba tanks made of 6351 aluminum alloy. Introduced at the 2002 Diving Equipment & Marketing Association (DEMA) trade show in Las Vegas, Nev., in October, the new Luxfer program will run throughout the 2003 calendar year.

A number of owners of older Luxfer scuba tanks made of 6351 aluminum alloy have asked Luxfer to initiate such a trade-in exchange program to facilitate the purchase of new scuba tanks made of Luxfer’s proven, proprietary 6061 alloy. In response, Luxfer will implement the simple three-step program outlined below on January 1, 2003.
The program will end on December 31, 2003.

The customer calls the Luxfer Customer Service Department toll-free (1-800-764-0366) and reports the number of 6351-alloy tanks to be exchanged. The Luxfer customer service representative issues a returned goods (RG) authorization number and tells the caller how to ship tank(s) to Luxfer in order to receive a special $50 credit voucher for each tank. The vouchers may be used toward the purchase of new Luxfer scuba tanks.

The customer sends 6351-alloy scuba tanks directly to Luxfer’s plants in Graham, North Carolina, and Riverside, California (whichever is closest), along with the RG number and return mailing information.

Luxfer mails a $50 voucher for each tank directly to the customer who returned the tanks. Each voucher may be cashed in toward the purchase of a new Luxfer scuba tank at any participating dive shop or retail store.

If you aren’t sure whether your tank is made of 6351 alloy, look at the original hydrostatic test date (the earliest date) stamped on the cylinder crown. If the stamped year is 1972 through 1987, the tank is made from 6351 alloy. Some 1988 tanks were also made of 6351 alloy. If you have a 1988 tank, please call Luxfer Customer Service toll-free at 1-800-764-0366 to determine whether your tank is made of 6351 alloy.