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Counterfeit R134a in the EU

POLAND: Cylinders being sold in Poland as containing R134a have been found to contain a cocktail of refrigerants including CFCs.

Initial suspicions are said to have been raised by the unusually low price of the gas. When one of the cylinders was tested by the United Nations Environment Programme it was found to contain a cocktail of 19.1% R12, 57.1% R22, 11.7% R125 and 12.1% R134a.

No producer’s name is shown on the packaging or on the cylinder and their source is unknown. Investigations are being carried out.

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