To us, it’s the simple affordability that appeals, and if our new ‘Tank-Away’ sealing plug keeps Grill Masters safer this season, we will also be serving the industry we love.
Sarasota, FL (PRWEB) April 09, 2015
Line-Safety LLC in Sarasota, Florida is set to launch a newly invented sealing plug which promises fewer propane leaks from gas grills. The couple who own the company took one simple observation and turned it into an aftermarket safety accessory.
Karen Swift and Bill Cooke have also manufactured propane grills for over thirty years. Although their own grills are commercial, they were always deeply moved when propane incidents caused injuries in backyards across the nation.
“Sometimes it was how grills were lit, but often it would be poor connections between the tank and the grill,” says Bill.
They experimented by fixing what looked like the ‘Acme’ outlet of a propane cylinder to their line of professional equipment. It protected regulator couplings from dirt, grit, and nesting bugs when they weren’t hooked up to a real tank. It also lifted hoses from snags which could pull on connections at the grill, and they got a patent on it.
“Customer feedback was positive and when they stopped coming back to switch out hoses and leaky regulators, it really motivated us to develop a product for the consumer,” says Karen, “but the cost had to come right down and we couldn’t expect a busy family guy to set about fixing it to his grill!”
The birth of the product came when Karen designed her own ‘no-fix’ clip, while Bill worked on a neat seal as part of a one-piece plastic molding. “To us, it’s the simple affordability that appeals,” adds Karen, “and if our new ‘Tank-Away’ sealing plug keeps Grill Masters safer this season, we will also be serving the industry we love.”
The company, Line-Safety LLC, is launching the innovative blue plug into retail in an eye-catching slat wall pack. The pack includes a cylinder dust cap with retaining strap, “because tank exchange companies have mostly moved to tamper-proof protective caps which are made to tear away,” explains Bill.
Details of the new ‘Tank-Away’ sealing plug and images of the slat wall pack can be found at http://www.tank-away.com and trade enquiries are welcome to call 866-223-8639.
About Bill and Karen:
Bill Cooke and Karen Swift own gas grill manufacturers Cinders Barbecues Ltd (http://www.cindersbarbecues.co.uk) in the UK and its US subsidiary Cinders Slimfold LLC (http://www.slimfoldgrills.com). They set up Line-Safety LLC (http://www.line-safety.com) in Sarasota, Fl, to fund development and marketing of the ‘Tank-Away’ sealing plug concept.
For further information:
1990 Main Street, Ste 750
Sarasota, Fl 34236