CPSC Calls For New Controls On Portable Gas Cans

Law360, New York (December 6, 2013, 2:24 PM EST) -- The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Thursday it wants portable fuel container makers to begin designing their products with flame arrestors in order to prevent fires and injuries to people.

According to the CPSC, flame arrestors are intended to keep flames that are external to the gasoline container from passing into the container. It said it wants manufacturers “to regain the momentum that was lost in years past” by designing their products to include the safety technology.

In addition, the CPSC said it wants voluntary standards...
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