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Gas container
Fuel, Lighters and Fireworks
Fuel Storage
Gasoline Cans (981)
Scepter USA    
American
unknown
8785300003
 
 
unknown
Unspecified
11/26/2016 This date is an estimate
Caller is reporting that the gas container is extremely dangerous because the contents get pressurized and then disperses onto the user. He stated that he took up the container to pour it out, the pressure caused the fuel to flow with extreme force towards his face and upper body. He washed off the fuel to prevent any injury.

The manufacturer was not contacted as yet.

Caller is concerned that this container is a safety hazard and should be taken off the market.
6/8/2017
Unspecified 
Incident, No Injury
Self
Male
Unspecified
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
Comment from Scepter USA 6/4/2018
We are disappointed to hear of your frustration with the Scepter USA gas can with the safety spout. Effective January 1, 2009, the EPA implemented regulatory changes regarding hydrocarbon emissions from portable gasoline containers. The Scepter USA gas cans comply with all applicable ASTM standards and have a self-venting spout in order to comply with the EPA regulations. These regulations require all manufacturers of gas cans to regularly test durability, leakage of liquids, and emission of vapors. Wording on the can states "Do not store in vehicle or living space, store in well ventilated area. Thank you for your comments.

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