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Briggs and Stratton Smart-Fill gas can
UPC - 060534850137
Fuel, Lighters and Fireworks
Fuel Storage
Gasoline Cans (981)
THE PLASTICS GROUP    
Briggs and Stratton Smart-Fill
CARB G-10-010
060534850137
 
 
Menards
Indiana
When the gas can is half filled to full, gas vapors build up. When you follow the instructions on the can to vent the can fuel sprays out the nozzle.
6/26/2014
Home/Apartment/Condominium 
Incident, No Injury
Self
Male
36 years
Yes
No
No
No
N/A
Comment from THE PLASTICS GROUP 5/4/2015
EPA emission regulations in effect since January 1, 2009 dictated changes to all Portable Fuel Containers. The EPA requires that the spout automatically closes and stays closed until a user actuates the spout. The regulations do not allow for a vent that can be left open by the consumer. The Plastics Group Smart Fill portable fuel containers meet all applicable standards and regulations.
The instructions on the front label of the Smart Fill portable fuel container state “Depress the Spout to Vent the Can Prior to Usage”. Based on the description provided, it appears that the can was not fully vented prior to use. Fully engaging the spout as directed will release any built up pressure from the container.
The Plastics Group also provides an instructional video on our website and on youtube. The video can be viewed at http://www.theplasticsgroup.net/fuel_containers_us.php?id=SmartFill
The video demonstrates and explains the need to vent the can before every use.

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