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Gas Cans Recalled by No-Spill; Containers Can Leak and Create Fire Hazard
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« on: January 07, 2010, 17:17:24 »

NEWS from CPSC
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs    Washington, DC 20207

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 7, 2010
Release # 10-102    

Firm's Recall Hotline: (877) 928-0049
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908


Gas Cans Recalled by No-Spill; Containers Can Leak and Create Fire Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following products. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: No-Spill 5-gallon Gasoline Cans

Units: About 7,500

Manufacturer: No-Spill LLC, of Lenexa, Kan.

Hazard: The gas containers can leak fuel at the black plastic collar where the spout connects to the can, posing fire and burn hazards to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: The 5-gallon gas cans are made from heavy-duty red plastic and carry date codes AIP09202 through AIP09222. The date code is located on the bottom of the can. Not all cans in this date range are affected.

Sold at: Lawn & garden stores nationwide, hardware retailers and online from August 2009 through November 2009 for about $30.

Manufactured in: United States

Remedy: Consumers should test their gas cans to determine whether they leak and immediately stop using the leaky cans. Consumers should contact No-Spill to receive a free replacement.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact No-Spill toll-free at (877) 928-0049 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s Web site at www.nospill.com/recall

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CPSC is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about it by visiting https://www.cpsc.gov/cgibin/incident.aspx

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of serious injury or death from thousands of types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. The CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard. The CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters, and household chemicals - contributed significantly to the decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.

To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury, call CPSC's Hotline at (800) 638-2772 or CPSC's teletypewriter at (301) 595-7054. To join a CPSC e-mail subscription list, please go to https://www.cpsc.gov/cpsclist.aspx. Consumers can obtain recall and general safety information by logging on to CPSC's Web site at www.cpsc.gov.


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