Calor Lite 6kg gas bottle recall update

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  1. Peter Stewart says:

    Isn’t it about time Calor gave an update on the new design lightweight 6kg bottle introduction? I have an only slightly used CalorLite 6kg fitted in my caravan and an empty bottle that I have decided to hold on to as I don’t want an additional heavy standard bottle in the front of my Swift caravan as the spare wheel is also located there and I might need to try to carry this in the car to keep the nose weight under the 100kg max for an Alko chassis! I would like to have a second bottle in my front locker and think it’s not unreasonable for Calor to tell us what is going on and some idea of the timescale for the introduction of the replacement design

  2. Steve Hargreaves says:

    If you take a look at the Calor Website ( under “Refills, Exchanges & Returns” there is a section which describes the different groups of cylinders. The Calor-lite, the 6Kg all metal cylinder along with the 3.9Kg Propane & 4.5Kg & 7.5Kg butane cylinders all appear in the same group. The website states “There are six gas bottle groups as shown below. You can exchange a gas bottle within the group, without having to pay for an extra Cylinder Refill Agreement.”

    It would appear then that you can swap any of these cylinders for any one of the others. I would take that to mean that I can swap my Calor-lite cylinder for a 6Kg all metal cylinder & then, in future, swap a 6Kg all metal cylinder for a Calor lite cylinder (or whatever they call it) without any problems.

    Maybe we should all have a copy of this page in case it is “altered” later on.

  3. Andrew says:

    Agree with the majority of responses. Calor have designed an inadequate bottle and should if they are a professional company exchange All lite cylinders with a safe model. Question, are they saying the cylinders are dangerous and that people may be in danger due to there poor design?

    • Calor say the cylinder is completely safe. All cylinders supplied and filled by Calor are subject to a rigorous inspection at their filling plants to make sure they’re always completely safe for use. The Calor Lite can be exchanged for the standard 6kg cylinder.

  4. Phil Justice says:

    How many people still have original receipts? Many bottles will have been bought second hand. This is the very reason I have gone down the road of the refillable bottle . Bought a Safefill bottle and am delighted.

  5. Tim O'Brien says:

    If I already have lite cylinder that should be sufficient for free swaps. Like all the others who have left responses, I think it a cheek that Calor are saying we have to produce proof of purchase to get one of the new ones free of charge. What a dreadful mess

  6. Rex Beech says:

    I have just read the Calor statement about the new Calorlite bottle. It states quite clearly that we will not be able to swap to the new bottle without a receipt or 167. Like so many others, that leaves me to shell out nearly 80 quid ( we will all need at least 2 bottles) and then the cost of the gas because so many of us got a swap for an ordinary bottle or they were on the van when we bought it!

  7. Paul says:

    By having a bottle proves that you bought it and therefore should be entitled to a free exchange. I shouldn’t matter if you have a certificate or not.

  8. Jeffrey says:

    “Liz @ Caravan Guard says:
    29/11/2017 at 10:47 am

    There’s more information and contact details for Calor on their website John:
    They confirm that all existing 6kg Lite customers* will be able to swap to the new cylinder, when it is launched, completely free of charge. *Original 6 Lite Cylinder Refill Agreement (sometimes known as a 167) required or alternative receipt or proof of 6kg Lite purchase.”

    I and many of my friends are in the same position as some readers above. No agreement and no receipt. I certainly won’t be renting a new cylinder at £39.99. So will I continue with a standard heavy cylinder? – No.
    Well, if I do, it will certainly not be a Calor one. Methinks that this blinkered idea of Calor’s will lose them lots of customers and in the long term lose them more income than they could potentially gain from charging £40 for the new cylinder. For me, it shows the short sighted malaise that exists in many companies nowadays.
    OK, so those other companies that supply gas are not as widespread, but they do exist and you can find lists of suppliers on t’interweb, and they are significantly cheaper than Calor. And it might be worth getting a third cylinder from Flogas or the parent Alta (only £20) so that you can always go away with enough gas.

  9. peter blease says:

    Total rip off. This is their problem but it seems to be they are passing it all on to us owners without a 167. It will cost either way now for a new attachment for non lite cylinder or pay through the nose for a replacement lite cylinder…Looks like nothing going to happen for a year at least anyway. peter

  10. C Thompson says:

    Calor in Derby Road Liverpool – I needed a refill and was told that they don’t do the lite cylinder any more, so I had to take a steel one, Having had the lite one for several years I do not have the original receipt, so what chance have I of getting a swop when available?

  11. tony spiers says:

    Seems a reasonable response from Calor.

  12. Terry Plumridge says:

    What a load of coddler, Calor should honer all customers with 6kg cylinder regardless if they have the paper work or not, we have purchased there cylinder so what is the problem. ” CALOR GET YOUR ACT IN ORDER.” And don`t make more money out of us.

  13. Brian Pilling says:

    Had my calorlite given to me when i bought my motorhome from a dealer so have no reciept etc. How do i stand ??

  14. James says:

    Doesn’t seem much of an update, I am pretty sceptical that Calor will have a replacement lite cylinder available in 2018, and presumably if they are making so many more steel cylinders, why would they then make these redundant with new lite version.

    We struggled to find Lite cylinders before this, so its presumably going to be near impossible, and as others have said I don’t have receipts/paperwork showing lite cylinders, so if I am forced to swap to steels I won’t be able to get back to new lite cylinder without paying for new cylinders !

  15. Keith matthews says:

    Hi I have 3 Calor lights 2 full not used and1 empty I
    I no longer need these as our current motorhome is fitted with gas flow system could you advise please thanks

  16. John says:

    So, if I don’t have a receipt for the purchase of the first cylinder, I can’t get a replacement?
    But I got the current cylinder as a swap for the first one which was faulty according to Calor. I have no receipt. So does this mean I have to BUY a new one? Not fair. May have to take legal advice on that!

  17. PETER CLARK says:

    Hi i will have no receipt or 167 to show ,It was years ago when we were given the chance to swap
    over to the calor lite for free so what will i have to do at the time of the change.(using Calor for the last 25 Years)

    Regards Peter

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